Good day Rachio community,
So the Rachio is here. In a box waiting for me to run cable tomorrow to replace our existing controller. Last year we didn’t water at all (moved in late July and the existing controller has enough problems that its basically manual only). But the system seems to water fine and we just had it de-winterized and checked. We have a 9 zone system and I think I’m going to water 3 of the zones.
My big question is zone 2, our front lawn and the reason that I’ve invested in this controller (as someone who’s not really into watering lawns but also not really into dirt lawns so …). The zone is a slight hill, gets a good bit of sun in the Virginia summer, and is roughly split in half between cool season grass in full sun and cool season grass under a 35 ft pin oak.
I’d like to use a flexible daily schedule on this (and all) zones, but I see that this isn’t really recommended for a mixed vegetation zone. I suppose my options are to set up a flex daily zone and tinker with it, or go with flexible monthly watering on this zone and I wanted to see feedback on that.
I could probably configure the whole zone for cool season grass and for lots of sun. It would be watered somewhat heavily (including the half that is in the shade most of the day), but the shady grass also has a thirsty tree in the sun above it so I’m assuming that would suck up a good bit of water at the lower root level.