I'm a newbie here, and with intelligent sprinkler controllers. My old Rainbird is waiting for an executive decision. eBay, Goodwill or discard. I'm really jazzed playing with my just installed Gen 2. When it comes to the question below, I may be overthinking this, and it might be best to just wait for watering season to begin and just "see what happens"
It seems the people who installed my sprinklers were, at best, having an off day. One of my zones has:
1. Our flat flower bed with shrubs and ornamentals and partial shade
2. The front curb area which is flat has warm weather grass and has no shade
3 A very sloped strip on the left side of the house that has warm weather grass, and is shaded by my house or the neighbor's house for much of the day.
So, what's the compromise setting for this zone? Redoing the plumbing isn't a great option.
Another zone is flat, has mostly warm weather grass, and no shade. The anomaly here is the fairly large shade tree. Is the answer here to have Rachio water for the grass and supplement the tree with spot watering? Or would we, ideally, put in another sprinkler head just for the tree?
Answers and patience with a newbie are greatly appreciated.