Choose containers with low water use in mind. Glazed terra cotta containers don't just look great, they don't lose water through the pot sides, thus requiring less frequent watering.
Rain barrels provide a FREE and sustainable source of water for your garden, can help prevent ponding and flooding in your yard, prevents transportation of pollutants in storm water, and reduces run-off.
Water your yard in the morning or evening. Water evaporates quickly when the sun is high, so sprinkle when it's more likely to stay in the soil.
Try replacing some of your standard flower garden with beautiful drought- tolerant plants. These store water internally or by developing extensive root systems that sink deep into the soil.
When mowing your lawn, set the blade 2-3 inches high. Longer grass shades the soil, improving moisture retention, allowing it to grow thicker.
Mulch not only prevents weeds, it helps soil retain moisture, lowering the amount of watering needed in your plant beds. It also looks great!