Early spring is a good time to give your irrigation system a check-up. Water plants deeply and only as needed. This encourages deep roots and drought tolerance, and discourages weeds, overgrowth, and snails.
If you haven’t already, start composting greenwaste as part of your spring cleaning. Also, leaving grass clippings on your lawn as mulch provides nutrients to your soil, helps retain soil moisture, and keeps green waste out of landfills . For more information, read these publications: Compost in a Hurry, and Mowing your Lawn and Grasscycling