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The weather continues to be hot and dry. If you have an irrigation system or water with a hose, follow wise watering practices. For example – watering 1x/week or less and watering deeply helps build plant roots and makes them more drought tolerant. University of Minnesota Extension offers this and many more tips for helping conserve water. The water used for irrigation is the same water we use for drinking, so it pays to protect our supply with efficient practices. Summertime irrigation can stress drinking water supplies with cities often seeing 3X more water use in summer than in winter. To learn more water-saving strategies for home lawns, click HERE.