A Texas Smart Yard is a set of landscaping practices that can save time and money, conserve water, and reduce yard waste and chemical use by simply putting nature to work in your yards and gardens! Developing an integrated pest management (IPM) or using earth kind principals can improve the health and appearance of your lawn and garden while protecting and preserving local natural resources. Harvesting rainwater will reduce your water usage and save you money while at the same time helping to improve local water quality and reducing streambank erosion and flood risks.