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If you're fighting moderate to severe drought conditions in your yard, you need extra weapons you can add to your arsenal to beat the summer scorch.

Whether you're suffering from a mild round of hot, dry days or immersed in a full-blown severe drought situation, your yard (and your water reservoirs!) can benefit from some water-saving solutions for hot, dry conditions.

Sunset has put together ten suggestions for reducing the water load in a drought; everything from recognizing root zones to using soaker hoses will help your plants hang on for the next several weeks. Even changing watering habits, such as not using the thumb-in-the-hose method for spraying plants, and watering at certain times of day, can make a difference.

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