14 Ways to Save Water in Your Garden
Grow more, mow less
Don't mow too short. The cool-season grasses of the Midwest will be healthier--and need less water--if you mow higher and less often. Cool-season grasses typically do best at a mowing height between 2 and 3 inches, with the upper range best for summer. Lawns mowed at higher heights tend to have deeper roots and fewer weed problems than short lawns.