WaterMyYard About

The Water My Yard program utilizes local weather data collected by an extensive network of weather stations and rain gauges in your area.  This information, along with research-based understanding of plant water needs, allows experts to send tailored weekly watering advice for your specific lawn!











A Healthy Lawn Is a Properly Watered Lawn

The Water My Yard program is a tool to assist you in determining the precise amount of supplemental water that is needed to maintain a lush 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. 



Drop the High-Water Bill

Water My Yard is a science-based tool that helps take the guesswork out of determining when and exactly how much to water. Oftentimes over-watering contributes to runoff, with up to half of the water applied to a home’s landscape wasted, never taken up by the plants. Broken or poorly maintained irrigation systems can make things even worse. Water My Yard can help your water bill, while at the same time helping to conserve Texas water resources for the future.



Free Weekly Recommendations

The Water My Yard tool works great to make sure the water lost by your plants and the soil is replenished.  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.



Why We Need a Little Personal Info:

By entering your zip code and address, we can supply you with the most accurate information possible (based on hyper-localized weather data) You can choose if you want your specialized expert weekly watering advice sent by text or email, on the exact day you select. We will never EVER send any other annoying messages, just advice on when to water and how long. That’s it!



It's Simple

It only takes a few short steps to begin receiving your customized weekly watering recommendations.  Provide your address, select your turfgrass type and the type of irrigation heads you have.  That’s all.  And you will be on your way to having one of the healthiest lawns in the neighborhood!



What’s the Catch?

There’s always catch, right? Water My Yard is run by a team of Texas A&M AgriLife Researchers, Horticulturists and Irrigators. Their goal is to help take the guess work out of having a properly watered, healthy lawn and landscape. It’s a job they are passionate about and they are here to help. We’d love it if you can use the tool to help grow a healthier lawn, and if it works for you, tell a neighbor. That’s all we ask!







New Mobile App

The WaterMyYard app allows users to access up to date watering recommendations in a mobile friendly environment while incorporating new and advanced features. Advanced features include the option for push notifications in addition to text and emails.  Users can also enter onsite measured rainfall and adjust run times for local landscape conditions.  Download them by clicking images below. 

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