Evaporation, historically for December is 1.83 inches. First frost is possible about the middle of the month, take special care with tender plants in containers by bringing them into a sheltered area. Adjust irrigation schedule to fit cooler nights. Water plants only when needed, not by the calendar. Check hose faucets and tighten so they don’t leak.
Saving water may be the last thing on your mind during the hustle and bustle of these joyous times, but these simple water-saving tips are sure to get you on Santa’s “nice” list: