I've currently got 7 zones - 3 lawn (much larger back yard is split into two zones), and 4 trees / shrubs / roses. I put all the plant zones onto a daily flex schedule (I'm in Fresno, CA, we have day and time restrictions for watering, my days are Sunday and Wednesday), but I have a quandary with my lawn zones. I generally water early in the morning (before daylight, watering must be completed by 9am), but our gardening service occurs on Wednesdays. So I water my lawn on Wednesdays after 8pm, after they've mowed.
If our restrictions hold steady, on November 1, we'll cut back to one day / week watering (Sunday for me), so the Wednesday issue will disappear, but I am trying to use the Rachio for all its benefits. My non-lawn zones look better than ever (almost 5 years in the same house), but I wanted to switch my lawn to as much flexible scheduling as possible, so I have the lawn on a Sunday morning flex, and a Wednesday afternoon fixed.
My issues / questions - The Wednesday afternoon fixed smart cycles, but the Sunday morning flex waters longer, yet doesn't smart cycle. Also, will the fixed watering be accounted for in the moisture level for the alternate flex cycle? If not, do I just have the lawn on two separate fixed schedules during the Summer, then go to a flex cycle in the Winter?
Thanks for all the support.