1. #84

    Leave lawn clippings on your grass, this cools the ground and holds in moisture.

  2. #85

    If installing a lawn, select a lawn mix or blend that matches your climate and site conditions.

  3. #86

    Aerate your lawn periodically. Holes every six inches will allow water to reach the roots, rather than run…

  4. #87

    If walking across the lawn leaves footprints (blades don’t spring back up), then it is time to water.

  5. #88

    Let your lawn go dormant (brown) during the winter. Dormant grass only needs to be watered every three…

  6. #89

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

  7. #90

    Remember to weed your lawn and garden regularly. Weeds compete with other plants for nutrients, light and water.

  8. #91

    While fertilizers promote plant growth, they also increase water consumption. Apply the minimum amount of fertilizer needed.

  9. #92

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

  10. #93

    Catch water in an empty tuna can to measure sprinkler output. 3/4 to 1 inch of water is…

  11. #94

    Read the Landscape Watering by the Numbers guidebook to help you determine how long and how much to water.

  12. #95

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