1. Use drip irrigation for shrubs and trees to apply water directly to the roots, where it’s needed.

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

  3. Look for WaterSense® labeled irrigation controllers.

  4. Pruning properly can help your plants use water more efficiently.

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

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

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

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