Best way to increase watering for zones with Flex Daily


I’ve been using Flex daily scheduling for my entire yard. A few zones look dryer than I’d like. What’s the best way to increase the amount of watering in these zones?

I was thinking of maybe changing Allowed Depletion down. I tried changing from 50% to 30% but it still look dry.

Am I on the right track, but change even lower, or is there an easier way.


@mogulman - Lowering the precipitation rate on the nozzle will increase run time -> and therefore put more actual water down.

If you haven’t run a catch cup test, I’d suggest lowering the rate from the nozzle and returning Allowed Depletion back to the default value as is seems like those zones aren’t getting enough water


Have you looked at the “Durations” part of the schedule? You can bump the run times directly there.


So if I increase duration up to 120% for 2 zones, will Flex daily then water less often?


@mogulman Another thread on this subject: Increase amount of water


Thanks… so it looks like duration or nozzle rate will both do what I want without changing frequency.


No, Flex daily will not water less often.


I had the same problem. I needed to increase/decrease water on various zones. The single best way I find to do that is by changing the root depth of the zone (I try to make the other settings for the zone accurate - type of plants, soil, sprinkler heads, etc.)