Hi, I’ve had my system for about a month and have all of my zones set up on Flex Daily with every recommended setting enabled (smart cycle, freeze / wind skip, end before sunrise, start after sunset) I even went with Rachio’s recommended watering durations for each zone. I’ve been monitoring it pretty closely and have an issue that I want to fix but I don’t know how to fix it.
Even as the days grow cooler, the watering frequency seems to be increasing. When I first set up my Flex Daily schedules about a month ago the temperatures outside were consistently mid to upper nineties. Now they are consistently in the high eighties, yet the Rachio system seems to want to water every other day now, whereas previously it was watering every three days; I haven’t changed any settings at all. Before I set up my Rachio system I would water for 15 minutes every three days with a nice result in my lawn, now the Rachio waters every two days for 28 minutes. The lawn isn’t any greener, but it is growing much faster which means more mowing of course. I can just decrease the watering duration back to 15 minutes, but won’t that make the system water even more frequently?
I’m on a Rachio 3, BTW