Rose Platter: throw away your garden sprinklers
Sprinklers waste a good bit of water through evaporation. Instead use rubber soaked hoses. They leak moisture to the soil at slow rates, enabling the water to be absorbed rather than running off. Such hoses can be put under mulch or placed a couple of inches below ground level.
Water either early in the morning or late in the evening after the sun has set, to save water.
From: Save Our Planet by Diane MacEACHERN.