A HEALTHY LANDSCAPE ACTUALLY REQUIRES LESS WATER THAN YOU MAY THINK. The "Water My Yard" program, developed by NTMWD’s WaterIQ program in partnership with the Irrigation Technology Program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension has been established as a tool to assist you in determining an adequate amount of supplemental water that is needed to maintain healthy grass. Now the City of Melissa has a LOCAL weather station that is part of this network and offers our residents the most LOCAL and relevant data to help determine WHEN and HOW MUCH you need to water.
Learn more by visiting www.watermyyard.org and it only takes a few short steps to begin receiving a weekly email to know how much water your landscape actually requires based on local weather conditions - effective rainfall, solar radiation, relative humidity and wind.
Dallas Area Lawns Need Help - Provided by Steve Huddleston, senior horticulturist at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, and Ben Wherley, a turf grass specialist at the Texas AgriLife Urban Solutions Center in Dallas. (Courtesy of NTMWD)