Where do palms come into play on a system? I have a hodgepodge of different palms in my system, but in the “tree” zone in question, I have a mixture of trees including a Japanese Bottle Brush Tree a Queen Palm, a Mediterranean Palm, a Jacaranda Tree and an unidentifiable tree (possibly a desert adapted tree)
Canopies vary from 6’ diameter (small, rather unhealthy Jacaranda) to probably 12’ diameter (unidentifiable tree), to a massive Queen Palm with almost 16’ total canopy overhang (sadly, it has been fighting crown rot since I moved in, but it is still hanging on 6 years later, just leans to the right a bit). I used the Water Use it Wisely to calculate the zone run time based on an average canopy diameter of 7 feet and each “tree” has 3 2gph emitters that were sadly all placed near the trunk of each tree. Based on those calculations, I have it pretty well dialed in that the “trees” run about 3h45m, and the flex schedule is running it every 7-10 days, which matches Water Use it Wisely to a T. Is this going to be too much for the palms? I am thinking that it is going to be way too much for the Mediterranean, so I think I may plug at least one emitter, but I am unsure about the others.
Also factoring in that the emitters are all within 2 feet of the trunks and not at the canopy line, should I be worried? This is way longer run times than I ever had with my dumb controller, but it also ran twice a week.