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