Three weeks ago we killed our back yard lawn, re-graded the area last week, and threw about 4000 sq. ft. of new sod yesterday with no changes to perimeter beds, trees, or the rest of the house. Net of all this was we eliminated one of the four watering zones and made slight mods to the remaining ones all to accommodate a larger hardscape path than previously. So with the new sod I want to ensure adequate watering here in North Carolina’s Piedmont region with current temps in high '80’s to low '90’s (ºF of course).
Rachio’s flex stuff and other in-depth calculations are way beyond my meagre expertise and lightyears beyond any interest I may have so I’ve done a set-and-forget Flex Daily for all watering for this and the latter part of last season, working pretty well I think. So then the new sod. The sod farm lays out a very specific watering schedule for the first two weeks and I knew I’d have to do that manually. I knew about and have frequently used Quick Run but I didn’t know you can daisy-chain zones and do a Quick Run of several zones sequentially and of desired times without further involvement. I now kick off a 3-zone Quick Run manually, and all is taken care of. The first 24 hours have gone very well. I hope the rest of the two weeks ends up with grass beginning to formally take root, followed by a return to automatic watering.
At any rate, this “discovery” of mine turned out to be very helpful, and thanks for building it into the app. Using a Rachio 3, iPhone7, and whatever are the current versions of all software.