Use your precipitation information and current ET data to develop a watering schedule; then use the schedule to reprogram your controller or to water by hand. The discussion here assumes you'll be using a controller, but if you're watering manually then simply write the schedule down and follow it.
To truly save water, reprogram your controller at least four times a year, when the seasons change. Ideally, you adjust the watering schedule every time a significant weather change occurs. Smart controllers make those adjustments automatically; you could skip this section and go buy a smart controller. But assuming that you have a conventional timer, here's help for you:
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