Lawn/Sprinklers:

  • To reduce evaporation loss, water lawns during early morning hours when temperatures and wind speed are lowest.
  • Lawns only need watered every 5-7 days during the summer and 10-14 days during the winter.
  • Position sprinklers to water the area intended, not streets, driveways or sidewalks.
  • Use water-efficient methods of irrigation, such as micro/drip irrigation or soaker hoses.
  • Check sprinklers and timing devices regularly to make sure they are working properly.
  • Raise lawn mower blades to at least three inches.  This encourages deeper root growth which holds moisture better.
  • Do not over fertilize the lawn, it promotes the need for more water.

Landscape:

  • Use compost to help maintain moisture in the soil.
  • Plant native or drought tolerant grasses, ground covers, shrubs and trees.

Hoses:

  • Use a broom to clean driveways, sidewalks or any other type of pavements instead of water. 
  • Use a shut-off nozzle on the hose to regulate the amount of water.  Also, remember to turn off the water at the spigot to avoid any leaking.
  • Use washers between the hose and spigot to avoid leaks.