Last week, the app said nothing scheduled for the next 2 weeks. Imagine my annoyance when for the past few days, this is what I’m waking up to:
My exterminator was doing his quarterly spraying yesterday and he suggested I cut back on the watering because my back yard’s getting soggy.
When I initially programmed the Rachio, I had to tweak some of the settings because the watering times were much much longer than what I had setup with my old controller and it was the only way to get them close to what they were before. And that was in the fall when you’d expect the watering times to be much shorter. My front yard has a decent amount of slope and a lot of the water runs off onto the sidewalk. I was trying to get those zones to water more frequent but shorter cycles.
I just switched the zones back to their defaults and checked the watering times. For some of my zones (which are flat), it wants to water for 6 minutes for 7 cycles again this weekend. 42 minutes per zone. In March. After it just watered those zones earlier this week. That’s ridiculous. I’ve never watered any of those zones for more than 12 minutes (3 cycles, twice a week) in July (in Texas)! It claims nothing for a while after this weekend but I have my doubts.
I’m going to leave the Rachio off for the next couple of weeks and set it loose after that. But I may ultimately just go to manual programming.