As water bills rise and the hours spent on lawn care seem to multiply, outdoor watering can easily become a homeowner's most daunting chore. Often times, the need to keep your lawn looking healthy and green feels more like wasted time, energy and money - especially as temperatures increase, which is commonly seen as an indicator to water more. However, watering doesn't have to "drain" precious resources. Water-efficient lawns and landscapes, for example, allow homeowners to efficiently utilize natural resources, and as a result, save money on their utility bills and minimize time spent on upkeep. This season, be in the know about watering and effectively quench your yard's thirst.