Fellow community of lawn enthusiasts! I have a question regarding the Flex Daily Scheduling. I’ve read that deep and infrequent watering encourages a healthy and deep root structure. (Which I’m seeking for my cool season lawn) For example watering 1" per week broken up into .5" twice a week or so. Obviously I could setup a fixed schedule and the mission would be accomplished, but the Flex Daily functionality has me curious. I understand that a Flex Daily program can be dialed-in so that the grass stays green, but my question is can a dialed-in Flex Daily program (the max allowed depletion model) also encourage deep healthy roots to grow? Or does it simply keep the grass watered enough to keep it green?
Here is possibly some helpful context around my question. Last year my family and I moved into a new house that has an irrigation system, a shady lawn, and a lot of moss. Before I installed the Rachio 3, the irrigation system did not have an electronic controller. The water I use to irrigate comes from a well. It appears the previous owners watered this lawn with reckless abandon due to a seemingly endless supply of water and a manual controller that was not on a timer and thus easy to forget to turn off. My lawn appears to have a rather shallow root structure and I would like to change that. Obviously my sprinkler controller will only be part of the equation towards making my lawn healthy, but I want to make sure that I’m doing this properly and would love to take advantage of a Flex Daily schedule at the same time if possible.
Thanks in advance!