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

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

  3. Use a trowel, shovel, or soil probe to examine soil moisture depth. If the top two to three…

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

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

  6. Look for WaterSense® labeled irrigation controllers.

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

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