uses local weather data in sponsored areas to provide free weekly watering advice. This data is collected from an extensive network of weather stations and rain gauges, and, along with research-based understanding of plant water needs, allow experts to send customized weekly water advice for your specific lawn and irrigation system.
The WaterMyYard program is a free program offered in parts of Texas that answers this question. See the menu above for a list of sponsored areas. Create an account and answer a few questions about your irrigation system, and WaterMyYard will send you weekly watering advice on how long to run your irrigation systems.
WaterMyYard is a science-based tool that helps take the guesswork out of determining when and exactly how much to water. Over-watering contributes to runoff, and broken or poorly maintained irrigation systems can make things even worse. Its not uncommon for up to half of the water applied to a home’s landscape to be wasted, never taken up by the plants. WaterMyYard can help your water bill, while at the same time helping to conserve Texas water resources for the future.
The WaterMyYard program is a tool to assist you in determining the precise amount of supplemental water that is needed to maintain a healthy lawn. A vibrant green yard might even need less water than you think. If fact, many lawn problems are compounded by over-watering or by applying water at the wrong time.
The WaterMyYard tool works great to make sure the water lost by your plants and the soil is replenished, and the tool provides watering recommendations for the upcoming week. Because it can’t predict future rainfall events, you may still receive a recommendation to run your irrigation system when rain is in the local forecast. If so, consider taking a wait and see approach to let mother nature do the watering for you.