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

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

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

  4. Use sprinklers that deliver big drops of water close to the ground. Smaller drops and mist often evaporate…

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

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

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

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