TLDR; recap - bought a Rachio v3 in February. Set it up with the out-of-the-box settings for my zones, Flex Daily… didn’t go so great. It would skip most of the watering schedules. After lots of questions/frustration and help from users here, I went and did a catch cup test, got my soil ID’d, and did a couple core samples to determine root depth (not great, clay soils and whatnot).
Also got some aerial drone photos taken by a friend so I could accurately calculate square footage.
Anyway, after plugging all that info in, while it does seem to have made a difference to the watering algorithms, I am still having the same basic problem - Flex Daily skips 2-3 watering cycles a week (of the 3 total the city allows us).
It’s forecast to be 81 today. It has been 75-80 every day. And yet my lawn gets 30 minutes or less of water a week.
What other settings can I play with other than just going to a fixed schedule? I don’t really want to, what’s the point in spending 3x the money to effectively disable the smart features? Help!