1. Aerate your lawn periodically. Holes every six inches will allow water to reach the roots, rather than run…

  2. Use a pool cover to help keep your pool clean, reduce chemical use and prevent water loss through…

  3. When cleaning out fish tanks, give the nutrient-rich water to your non-edible plants.

  4. Spreading a layer of organic mulch around plants helps them retain moisture, saving water, time and money.

  5. Use porous material for walkways and patios to prevent wasteful runoff and keep water in your yard.

  6. Instead of building a private pool, join a community pool.

  7. Choose the right Arizona-friendly plants and watch them thrive in our desert environment.

  8. Use 2 to 4 inches of organic mulch around plants to reduce evaporation and save hundreds of gallons…

  9. Minimize or eliminate the use of waterfalls and sprays in your pool. Aeration increases evaporation.

  10. Plant species native to your region.

  11. Catch water in an empty tuna can to measure sprinkler output. 3/4 to 1 inch of water is…

  12. Plant in the spring and fall, when the watering requirements are lower.

  13. Winterize outdoor spigots when temperatures dip below freezing to prevent pipes from leaking or bursting.

  14. Leave lawn clippings on your grass, this cools the ground and holds in moisture.

  15. Install a thermostat and timer on your evaporative cooler so it only operates when necessary.

  16. For automatic water savings, direct water from rain gutters and HVAC systems to water-loving plants in your landscape.