Arizona Flex Daily Fail

On Aug 1st I switched to flex daily schedule in Scottsdale AZ. The water times were much longer but not everyday. The first week I didn’t see the grass change much. The second week I was gone and came back to a nearly dead yard. I have great coverage and new sprinkler heads so it was the Rachio schedule that killed half my yard. I will say I’m pretty disappointed in the Rachio Gen 3 system right. Any suggestions? Has anyone else had this problem?

My lawn has gone a week straight without water due to the well pump being down and never got that bad. Are you sure it ever ran? Also curious, why are their leaves on the ground already? Are the trees in distress?

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Well, lets start by posting screenshots of your setup in Rachio, and tell us the details of your yard (ie, what type/brand/model sprinklers are you using)

Also, prior to Rachio, what did your watering schedule look like?

For reference, I’m in Gilbert, and Rachio waters every 2-3 days (assuming no monsoon storms), and my yard looks good.

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Same here. I’m in the Valley and a flexible schedule works great for our lawn. Just one problem, though. The lawn is doing so well and growing faster than the Hubs likes to mow. :grin:


I’m in the same boat…It’s borderline that weekly mowings isn’t cutting it (no pun intended…)!

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I think your available water setting might be wrong if you are needing to mow from a boat. :slight_smile:


This is EXACTLY what happened to me. Hoping to find a solution

@Heyjoe Well, there are a number of us @Arizona people here with very successful Rachio implementations…feel free to start your own thread and include screenshots of your zone settings and figure out where you might have something boogered up.


Ok @tmcgahey/guru of Rachio! I’m trying the flex daily again and hoping my grass doesn’t get worse and comes back better. It hasn’t really bounced back so not sure what to do. I just adjusted my depletion to 65% but this is what everything looks like. All my zones have the same settings. I’m using the hunter sprinkler body and dual spray rain bird nozzles. This will run for the first time tonight so the watering is longer but seems excessive. Thoughts?