Another issue to consider regarding seeding:
First, understand that my lawn care team just aerated and over seeded my lawn. While I understand the need for aeration, I’ve yet to talk to them about why they seeded in August.
Second, I needed to create two additional fixed schedules (AM-PM) for watering the new seed.
** The issue to keep an eye out for is that they system will try to skip a schedule even if there is no rain. In my case, the system tried to skip a schedule based on an “observed rainfall” that happened two days prior. I was confused but after talking with Rachio, it turns out it wasn’t the “observed rainfall” necessarily, but rather, it was an “evapotranspiration” event. If the system doesn’t feel you need water, it will skip the next schedule even though you might need it because of seeding or over seeding. As a result, with no “Seeding Setting,” you will need to continue to override the system until you can resume your regular program.
Hope this helped.