- Adjust the height of your lawn mower to 1.5 to 2 inches, as taller grass holds soil moisture better than short grass.
- Leaving lawn clippings on your grass cools the ground and holds in moisture.
- Select a lawn mix that matches your climate and conditions.
- Aerating your lawn periodically by making holes every six inches, will allow water to reach the roots, rather than run off the surface.
- Weed your lawn and garden regularly, as weeds compete with other plants for nutrients, light and water.
- Fertilizers promote growth, but also increase water consumption. Apply the minimum amount needed.
- Use an empty tuna can to catch water and measure sprinkler output. 3/4 to 1 inch of water is enough each time you irrigate.