Moisture Sensors: Just stick one in the ground to measure the moisture level and see when it’s time to water again. Pick one up for free at WaterPro’s office (12421 South 800 East, Draper) while supplies last.
Smartphone app: The Utah weekly lawn watering guide shows how much to water, based on recent weather patterns. It also includes a calculator for determining your water use and a tips section on water conservation. Available for Android and iPhone. Go to http://www.conservewater.utah.gov/guide.html or download from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
Slow the Flow: www.slowtheflow.org provides a wealth of information about water conservation. Free Water Checks to analyze the efficiency of your sprinkler system are available May through August, so plan ahead to schedule one next spring.
Landscaping classes: Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District’s Conservation Garden Park continues to offer free landscaping classes on a variety of topics throughout the fall (visit https://conservationgardenpark.org/events). But hurry to register – these classes fill up fast.