WBEN spoke with a local expert -- who listeners hear Saturday morning -- about that question.
Ken Brown is the host of the Home Garden Show Saturday mornings at 11 a.m. on WBEN.
He recommends people who have access to municipal water systems should simply water those plants, trees, and shrubs that are susceptible to drought.
"Make sure you water thoroughly, water deeply. Don't just stand there with a hose and expect you're going to get enough on by sprinkling over the top. It's not going to do any good," Brown says.
He says property owners really need to get the water down in the ground where the roots are -- and it may only be necessary once a week.
Brown also says he'd like to see some rain in the area sometime soon.