My Rachio replaced an already smart Weathermatic controller that I’ve been using for years. As such, my watering times and adjustments were already pretty smart, and presumably in-line with what Rachio is suggesting.
Our water agency is starting a mandatory month vs. month cut of 36% vs. 2013 watering levels this coming June…non-compliance could apparently cost $500/bill. With that as the backdrop, I need to force Rachio to water less than it should based on plant type, soil type, etc.
What is my best option for this? Should I simply do a seasonal adjustment across the board on all of my zones at or around the 40% level to add some wiggle room? Are there other settings I can manipulate to achieve this? I’ll eventually be replacing a fair amount of our turf, so when that gets done I’ll hopefully be able to get the watering of the rest of the yard back to normal.