The lack of rain is fairly difficult here in SE QLD at the moment. We were teased a bit a couple of days ago and got enough water in the tanks to stretch things out for another couple of weeks, but at the moment it feels a bit like prolonging the inevitable - having to buy in water.
We are currently getting buy with hand watering plants with watering cans only, mulching heavily to reduce water loss by evaporation and just accepting that some plants just aren't going to survive.
I would love to hear any strategies that others are using.
I use grass clippings as mulch around my garden all the time and have never had a problem, although I can see that this might be an issue if I were to pile it up thick.