1. Deep Watering
Water deeply, making sure to soak the root zone rather than the whole yard.
Plant ground covers and shade trees to help keep your yard cool.
Mulch your garden regularly to lock in soil moisture.
4. Drip Irrigation
Use watering methods such as drip irrigation or soaker hoses to reduce evaporation by directing water to plant roots.
5. Intensive Planting
Closely space plants in your raised garden bed so that there is less area to water (make sure to provide enough room for root development).
6. Rain Barrel
Connect a rain barrel to a gutter on your home to create a ready source of water for your plants.
7. Recycle, Recycle, Recycle
Recycle household water from drinking glasses and steaming or cooking vegetables and pasta to water plants.