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

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

  3. Next time you add or replace a flower or shrub, choose a low-water-use plant and save up to…

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

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

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

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

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

  9. Report broken pipes, leaky hydrants and errant sprinklers to property owners or your local water provider.

  10. Use a hose nozzle or turn off the water while you wash your car. You’ll save up to…

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

  12. Don’t water your lawn on windy days when most of the water blows away or evaporates.

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

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

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

  16. Wash your pets outdoors, in an area of your lawn that needs water.