1. Water your summer lawns once every three days and your winter lawn once every five days.

  2. Consider attending a landscape class hosted by a water provider. Most workshops occur in the spring and fall.

  3. If you have an automatic refilling device, check your pool periodically for leaks.

  4. Leave lower branches on trees and shrubs and allow leaf litter to accumulate on the soil. This keeps…

  5. Avoid overseeding your lawn with winter grass. Ryegrass needs water every few days, whereas Dormant Bermuda grass needs…

  6. Hire a qualified pro to install your irrigation system and keep it working properly and efficiently.

  7. Use a pool cover to help keep your pool clean, reduce chemical use and prevent water loss through…

  8. When sprucing up your front or backyard, consider xeriscaping. This landscape method uses low-water-use plants to limit your…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  16. Plant in the spring and fall, when the watering requirements are lower.