1. Water dry spot by hand instead of running the whole irrigation system longer.

  2. Adjust your watering schedule each month to match seasonal weather conditions and landscape requirements.

  3. Water your plants deeply but less frequently to encourage deep root growth and drought tolerance.

  4. Signs of overwatering: Leaves turn lighter shades of green or yellow, young shoots wilt, and sometimes algae or…

  5. For hanging baskets, planters and pots, put ice cubes on top of the soil to give your plants…

  6. Apply water only as fast as the soil can absorb it.

  7. Minimize evaporation by watering during the early morning hours when temperatures are cooler and winds are lighter.

  8. Look for WaterSense® labeled irrigation controllers.