I have tried “intelligent” irrigation controllers before, without success. The reason is my yard is south facing, unshaded, and very steep. Consequently the controller under-estimated the amount of water required and my landscape suffered. I have just bought a rachio in hopes that it has more intelligence!
BUT, I do not want to go to the trouble of installing it UNLESS the answer to this question is yes - can I disable all the rachio smarts so that it just irrigates on a fixed program, on the days and times I have set, for the durations I have set, without applying ANY of its “intelligence”? If so, please advise how I accomplish this.