Hi @franz, Saw your message about trying to weight the forecast differently. What percentage would you recommend I set my depletion given the nature of our region. I just want to get closer to a 3-4 day interval in this type of heat. Perhaps 30-35% I don’t want to change my equation so heavily it goes every other day. Here is the current climate situation that caused my lawn to start to heavily stress. (Being on vacation didn’t help my cause):
I’m 20 miles west of Boston. From about June 28th to current we had a drought. High 80’s to High 90’s. Our forecast called for a chance of thunderstorms daily during this time frame and these never materialized. Happened for about 7-10 straight days. I assume, looking at my chart that everyday it didn’t rain, things were adjusted for forecasted rain that didn’t occur again the next day. Is it safe to assume I was caught in a Catch 22 and the extra recalculation delays caused issue? Flex averaged watering every 5-7 days. We maybe got 4 good rain events in that time frame, but they were well spaced out every few weeks. I started to repair stress by switching back to Fixed Schedule every 3 days for 3 waterings and having the landscaper skip a mowing. Now back to Flex.
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. I want to keep using Flex, but clearly I need to be more proactive in my fine tuning. Trying to continue to green the lawn up and keep it that way! Still loving the product!
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