I have 8 zones, and 1 is a vegetable garden.
The vegetable garden is on it’s own static schedule to run every 2 days why the plants are new, and to start after sunset.
The other 7 zones share a schedule, and it runs them as needed. This is set to finish before sunrise.
The issue I am having is that all of a sudden last week it started running the lawn and flowerbeds at around 4:30 PM most afternoons.
Today is a great example. The vegetable garden is set to run with a total water time of 45 minutes with really slow flow water heads. They soak at least 30 minutes between. Total run time would be under 2 hours.
Then for the other schedule, only 1 lawn is set to run for a total of 1hr 15 min, with a total of 2hr 30 min soak time. So a total of 3hr 45 min.
Between the two it would have a max time of 6 hours, which could easily start after dark in both cases, and still be done before sunrise. But instead it ran the front lawn at 4:30 PM and will finish before sunset, rather than finishing before sunrise.
If they combined the cycle soaks, the entire thing could have been run for 4hrs 30 min or so, and it’s dark for a lot longer than that.
Anyone know why this is?