Okay, so, I realize I might be dipping my feet into a system that’s too complicated for my rather modest understanding of home watering systems, but here’s the general overview of my situation:
I have a very small yard (<1000ft) in Los Angeles with pretty dry, arid soil. I have a few plants and I would love to set up my Rachio on a daily schedule so that it can appropriately plan based on heat / dryness that is so prevalent in Los Angeles. I spent a few hours reading the Rachio documentation and trying to set up the Daily schedule and have now completely flummoxed myself.
For reference, so far I’ve been watering ~12-15 minutes 2-3 times a week and everything has been handling that pretty well. Given the water shortages in Los Angeles, this is about the maximum you’re supposed to water per week. After setting up the system in the Rachio, it suggests:
2hrs,54minutes of watering per cycle. That’s more watering, in one day, than I would do in an entire month of my normal cycles.
I absolutely cannot figure out how to get this set up to a more normal system. I understand that you’re supposed to “overwater” originally in the Flex system, but this is absurd and would also incur massive fines from Los Angeles county.
My relative lack of knowledge about watering systems is probably at fault here but I don’t really know how else to approach this. Does anyone from LA county (or similar climates) with dry soil have any suggestions? I’m trying to work this out but it’s hardly simple.
Thanks a bunch.