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

  2. Water only when necessary. More plants die from over-watering than from under-watering.

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

  4. Use a rain barrel to harvest rainwater from gutters for watering gardens and landscapes.

  5. Use a trowel, shovel, or soil probe to examine soil moisture depth. If the top two to three…

  6. Remember to periodically check your sprinkler system valves for leaks, and to keep sprinkler heads in good shape.

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

  8. Set a kitchen timer when using the hose as a reminder to turn it off. A running hose…