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Do your part against Utah’s drought! Here’s a priority list for what to water in the yard

We all have a part to play in keeping Utah’s drought manageable.

With a less-than-wet winter, our state is low on the water supply this year. We can all do our part to conserve by watering our yards less. When you do water, this priority list will help you know what, how long, and how often.

Sheriden Hansen shares what should get watered first in your yard to combat Utah’s drought situation. Even though we all want nice, green lawns for summer, grass is at the bottom of the list. You can still water it, but do it less frequently and for less time.

Find more drought info at extension.usu.edu/drought.


Watering Priority List

  1. Trees: Provide shade to cool homes
  2. Shrubs: Dampen noise and filter pollution
  3. Perennials: Can help support insect populations
  4. Annuals: Provide Food to pollinators
  5. Turf: Can survive with minimal water