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

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

  5. Look for WaterSense® labeled irrigation controllers.

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

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

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

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

  10. Install a rain sensor on your irrigation controller so your system won’t run when it’s raining.

  11. Spring is a great time to give your irrigation system a checkup to ensure it’s working efficiently.

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

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

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

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

  16. Learn how to shut off your automatic watering system in case of malfunctions or rain.