Water Efficiently

Install rain barrels, use a rain gauge, and mow grass high to save on water consumption.

Water Efficiently module presented by Dr. John Buchanan, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist.

Take these actions and be awarded “Inches” towards your Tennessee Smart Yard:

  • Use rain gauge to help monitor plant water needs; apply about one inch of water per week, taking into account rainfall. Value: 2 inches
  • Use rain barrels to catch rooftop runoff. Value: 2 inches
  • Adjust sprinkler heads to avoid hitting paved surfaces and calibrate the output as directed by plant needs. Value: 2 inches
  • Mow grass high, creating deeper root systems and reducing water needs. Value: 2 inches