How to Water New Plants
This is a quick common sense tip if you are serious about saving water. When planting new flowers or a new shrub in an existing established landscape don't just turn up the water and water more often, take out a hose or a soaker hose and water just the new plants when they need it to get them established. When the plants are new they obviously need more water because their root system is small and the roots have not tapped the surrounding soil. Deep watering does not help in this case; watering often enough but not too much is key to establishment.