For municipalities across Oklahoma and the southern United States, maximum domestic water usage occurs during July and August, and up to 50% of this water is used outdoors. There is a need to conserve water resources through reduced outdoor irrigation. The objective of the Extension project described here was to teach Oklahoma Master Gardeners a simple technique to effectively measure lawn irrigation output through simple irrigation audit workshops. Seventy-six Master Gardeners participated in three simple irrigation audit workshops across Oklahoma. The results suggest that simple irrigation workshops can significantly increase Master Gardener knowledge of home lawn irrigation system output.
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Moss, J. Q., Haase, J. E., Vogel, J. R., Boyer, T. A., & Martin, D. L. (2013). Simple Lawn Irrigation Measurement Training for Master Gardeners and Homeowners. The Journal of Extension, 51(3), Article 34. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.51.03.34