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

  2. Look for WaterSense® labeled irrigation controllers.

  3. Timing is everything when it comes to irrigation. Learn how to set your controller properly.

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

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

  6. Check your sprinkler system frequently and adjust sprinklers so only your lawn is watered and not the house,…

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

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