I have a problematic zone/lawn that I'm looking for help with. It's next to a steep part of my driveway and does not soak water up quickly at all. I previously used rotors as opposed to spray nozzles to attempt to apply more slowly, but I wasn't getting even coverage and had a lot of dead spots. The problem with my spray nozzles is that a run time of even 3 or 4 minutes results in substantial run-off and wasted water, which is no good here in sunny SoCal.
My question is how I should/can address this need for shorter cycles. The Weathermatic that I tore out over the weekend did a good job of running the zone for very short durations and a number of cycles. I think it did this based on the steep slope and the nozzle type. Is there any way for me to force this type of watering behavior?
I guess I could create multiple watering schedules for that one zone that are a few minutes apart. A problem I could envision would be if the zone run time increases due to warmer weather that would probably shorten the time between cycles?
Thanks for any help.