Hey all! Hopefully this hasn’t been asked a million times - I didn’t see anything on this with a (admittedly quick) scroll through existing topics.
I am in North Texas, with a bermuda grass lawn. Several well known authorities in the area recommend giving Bermuda 1" of water per week in the heat of summer. I also subscribe to an automated service that sends me a weekly text/email every Monday that tells me how much water I need to put down for this week, always in quarter inch increments. With my old Rainbird manual system, I had all zones configured to put out 1" of water (I have a mix of rotors and pop ups), and based on that weekly communication I would just adjust the water budget percentage to, say, 50% if I only needed to put out half an inch that week.
Also, I can only water on Sunday/Tuesday/Thursday, so my understanding is a fixed schedule is a must with Rachio.
I have a Rachio 3 I just installed, and so far the closest I have come to re-creating my old watering system is to create 4 schedules - one for 1" per zone, one for .75" per zone, etc. I then manually select which one to run once I get the automated text/email.
I would hope that I could just set up the 1" per zone schedule, and the Rachio would be able to leverage the weather information it accesses to automatically adjust the timings down as appropriate. Essentially automating the text/email and manual setting of water budget I used to do.
Is there a way to do this? I did a quick test since we got a ton of rain this morning and set up the 1" schedule to run this evening, and it looks like the watering times are all the originals and not adjusted for the rain.
Hopefully this made sense!
Thanks in advance.