· Use a thick layer of mulch (2 ½ to 3”) around landscape plants and on bare soil surfaces—this reduces evaporation, promotes plant growth and reduces weeds.
· Arrange plants in your garden according to watering need. This is called “Hydrozoning”.
· Remove weeds from the garden—this helps cut down on excess water consumption due to plant competition.
· Don’t overreact and try to drown the brown spots in your lawn. Simply moisten the area up a bit and the grass will green up in a few days.
· Don’t over-water your plants. Learn how much water they need & how best to apply just the right amount.