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- Plant vegetation to shield buildings.
- Use manual irrigation equipment where possible.
- Minimize light pollution.
- Leave grass clippings spread out across the lawn.
- Compost yard waste.
- Keep as much natural area as possible.
- Set mower blades higher.
- Recycle bedding trays and plant containers.
- Limit fertilizer use.
- Control erosion with compost.
- Sweep impervious surfaces instead of using water.
- Adjust watering
- Water only when necessary.
- Water during the cooler parts of the day.
- Tailor to plant types and local conditions.
- Water lawn and garden areas only.
- Reuse water in ornamental water features.
- Plant native plants/xeriscape.
- Add compost and/or mulch to flower beds and around trees.
- Fix leaks in irrigation systems.
- Install moisture sensors on sprinkler systems.
- Hire WaterSense landscape irrigation professional partners.
- Reduce nonpermeable hardscapes, such as parking lots and paths, with pervious pavement.
- Install water-efficient irrigation systems.
- Implement a stormwater management plan.
- Irrigate using alternate water sources (e.g., stormwater or grey water).
- Use biologically-based pesticides.