The SmartLawn demonstration is created of twelve 16’x16’ plots. Each plot utilizes various combinations of warm and cool season turf types, turf alternatives, cutting edge irrigation technology, and soil moisture sensor technology. The goal of the SmartLawn demonstration is to assess which irrigation technology and turf types result in consistent water savings.
Through monitoring the water use per plot over time, and comparing the total water use with MWELO standards for the region, SmartLawn will be able to accurately and quantitatively assess what turf types and irrigation technologies are appropriate for achieving MWELO water use regulations. The SmartLawn ideal is to have your lawn, and save water too.