Garden resources and workshops, visit: San Joaquin County Master Gardeners.
Incorporate compost 6" into your soil to retain water, reduce compaction, feed earthworms, and provide valuable nutrients to your plants.
Attract, or buy beneficial insects such as ladybugs and lacewings to control pest outbreaks in your garden.
In general, lawns only need to be watered once every three days.
Check your irrigation controller and reduce watering times if necessary.