The Barnegat Bay Partnership is making its annual summertime plea - don't water your lawn every day!

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Program Director Dr. Stan Hales says frequent watering isn't good for your lawn, because it encourages shallow root growth and makes your grass more susceptible to drought.  But that's not the only way you can help conserve water.

"Keep your stormwater to yourself, retain all the water you can from storms," Hale suggested.  "Rain barrels, rain gardens... structures like that."

Hale also suggests using native plants that are adapted to our local weather, and consider runoff implications whenever you have any construction or remodeling done.

For more tips on how you can save water, click here.  And find out just how often you do need to water your lawn - and how much - using United Water's EvapoTranspiration Index here.