Only water your lawn when needed. You can tell this by simply walking across your lawn. If you leave footprints, it’s time to water.
Adjust your lawn mower to a higher setting. Longer grass shades root systems and holds soil moisture better than a closely clipped lawn.
Evaporative coolers require a seasonal maintenance checkup. For more efficient cooling, check your evaporative cooler annually.
Check your sprinkler system frequently and adjust sprinklers so only your lawn is watered and not the house, sidewalk, or street.
Avoid planting turf in areas that are hard to water such as steep inclines and isolated strips along sidewalks and driveways.
Install covers on pools and spas and check for leaks around your pumps.
Use the garbage disposal sparingly. Compost instead and save gallons every time.
Plant during the spring or fall when the watering requirements are lower.
Check your water meter and bill to track your water usage.
Minimize evaporation by watering during the early morning hours, when temperatures are cooler and winds are lighter.
Use a layer of organic mulch around plants to reduce evaporation and save hundreds of gallons of water a year.
Use a broom instead of a hose to clean your driveway or sidewalk and save 80 gallons of water every time.
hide your watering cycle into shorter periods to reduce runoff and allow for better absorption every time you water.
We’re more likely to notice leaky faucets indoors, but don’t forget to check outdoor faucets, pipes, and hoses
Periodically check your pool for leaks if you have an automatic refilling device.