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

  2. Adjust your lawn mower to the height of 1.5 to 2 inches. Taller grass shades roots and holds…

  3. Minimize or eliminate the use of waterfalls and sprays in your pool. Aeration increases evaporation.

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

  5. Keep water in the pool when playing, it will save water.

  6. Spring is a great time to give your irrigation system a checkup to ensure it’s working efficiently.

  7. Use a grease pencil to conduct a bucket test to check for pool leaks. An unnatural water level…

  8. Make sure your swimming pools, fountains and ponds are equipped with recirculating pumps.

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

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

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

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

  13. Know where your master water shut-off valve is located. Were a pipe to burst, this could save gallons…

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

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

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