This is part of a weekly feature in Home & Garden, highlighting ways residents can save water.
• Water plants early in the morning, preferably before 8 a.m.
Cool morning temperatures – particularly on hot August days – equal less evaporation. That means your water will go further. Experts estimate that by just watering in the morning instead of the hot afternoon, a typical suburban landscape can save at least 25 gallons every time you water. That adds up to 50 gallons a week and 2,600 gallons a year.
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