Learn about efficient water management practices for lawn, garden and landscape plants. Maintaining a desirable landscape under our current drought conditions may require added attention to irrigation scheduling, water application rates, and the use of more water conserving plants. Below you will find information, links to publications, and other web sites to help you save water and maintain a beautiful landscape.
Choose plants that will do well in the various areas of your landscape. Consider whether areas are sunny or shady, dry or wet.
Irrigation scheduling and system design
- Residential Lawn Watering Guide
- Evapotranspiration information for the Wasatch Front area
- Utah Division of Water Resources
- The Center for Irrigation Technology
- Wateright - an educational and irrigation scheduling resource for water managers
- Southern Nevada Water Authority
- University of Nevada Reno Washoe Evapotranspiration project
Other related web sites
The following web sites contain drought, water use and water conservation information for home lawns, gardens and landscape plants.
- Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape
- Utah State University Center for Water Efficient Landscaping
- Utah Division of Water Rights, consumptive use information tables (includes data on turf)
- Drought in Georgia
- North Dakota State University Extension, coping with droughts
- Washington State Department of Ecology
- Washington State University drought alert
- Landscape irrigation tutorials
- H2Ouse – Water House
- H2Ouse - Water Saver Home
- Utah Botanical Center