Method 1

  1. Finding Ways to Conserve Water
  2. Adjust your mowing habits.
  • Try changing the direction(s).
  • Mow in every time you cut the grass.
  • It cuts down on stress to the lawn.
  • It prevents divots from forming in your pattern.
  • Set your mower’s wheels to the proper height.
  • Should be kept no shorter than two and a half to three inches.
  • Bermuda grass should be kept between ¾ of an inch and 1½ inches.
  1. Use a smart clock.
  • With an automatic irrigation system, get a smart clock or smart irrigation controller.
  1. Reduce how much you fertilize.
  • Do not fertilize often. It will dry out the lawn.
  • Too much fertilizer or fertilizing often increases the need to water your lawn.
  • Use a fertilizer that is three parts nitrogen. One part phosphorus and two parts potassium.
  • This helps to maintain a healthy lawn without watering the grass.
  • Slow-release fertilizer or a mixture of quick- and slow-release fertilizers for your lawn.
  • Quick-release fertilizer releases all of the nitrogen rapidly.
  1. Consider reducing unnecessary watering.
  • Watering your lawn serves many purposes.
  • It keeps the grass at its optimum health.
  • It reduces airborne dust and helps regulate the temperature of the soil.
  • Water them regularly to prevent withering.
  • Reduce evaporation around certain plants or flowerbeds.
  • Lay down a layer of organic mulch over the topsoil.
  • This will help conserve water.
  1. Recycle water.
  • Rainwater is safe to use.
  • It is a natural irrigation system to your yard.
  • Grey water can be used. It is non-hazardous water from showers, dish sinks, and washing machine runoff. It is not safe to drink but is generally considered safe to use for watering your lawn.
  • While using grey water, be sure to use environmentally-safe soaps and detergents. Use products that are considered “plant friendly,” They are free from salt, boron, and chlorine bleach.
  1. Check for leaky sprinklers.
  • Broken or leaky sprinklers waste a substantial amount of water.
  • They may actually be overwatering parts of your lawn.
  • It cuts back your water bill.
  • Conserves water during times of drought.

Method 2

  1. Altering Your Lawn to Conserve Water
  2. Pull weeds often.
  • Dig deep enough to remove the entire root system while you pull weeds. Pulling out the surface sprouts will not kill the weed.
  • When you use chemical herbicides on your weeds, use spot applications.
  • Do not use a broad, whole-yard application.
  1. Choose the right grass.
  • There are many different types of grass.
  • Each has its own advantages, depending on the climate and region in which you live.
  • Perennial Ryegrass: drought tolerant, easy to establish, compete well with weeds that sprout up in the yard.
  • Tall Fescue grass: very drought tolerant has the deepest root system of all turf grasses, runs anywhere from three to six feet deep, uses less water, but it does use water the same way a deep-root plant would use water.
  • Fine Fescue grass: low fertilizer requirement, high drought tolerance. Goes dormant during dry periods when water is absent.
  • Bent grass: grows well during cool weather, and much like Fine Fescue. it can also go dormant during droughts.
  • Kentucky bluegrass: grows best in cool, humid, semi-arid, and temperate climates. This grass is moderately drought-tolerant.
  1. Consider alternatives to turf.

The ground cover makes a fine substitute for turf in some yards. Ground cover, like drought-resistant plants, is ideal for low-traffic parts of the yard.