Hi, new user here in New Jersey. I’m going to be hooking up our new Rachio controller later today and I have a question about programming one of our zones.
It’s a lawn area growing in the shadow of a Norway Maple. That tree has a notoriously dense, fibrous, shallow root system that’s apparently quite greedy about taking in water, making it difficult for the grass to thrive above it. If I dig into the soil here, the tree roots under the grass are like netting. We’ve been told by the pros at our garden center to give this lawn a lot of extra water to compensate for the tree’s needs.
When I program our Rachio, what “soil type” or other info will I need to use so the controller will know how to calculate the needs of this zone?