Got my Rachio up and running, no issues, no problems and AWESOME unit. It CAN’T be any easier! Question on the “As Needed” schedule which was automated for me after I entered the zones, type of grass, etc. First, is the “As Needed” the same as “Flex”? I only see As Needed as a choice when I go in to edit the schedule.
Second, I have 1.5 acres of St. Augustine grass in South Florida. Most recommend 1/2"-3/4" water 2 times a week with deeper waterings being better than more frequent less soaking ones. That’s the conventional wisdom at least. The Flex Schedule that the unit set up runs every zone for 14 minutes every day of the week. Is 7 days a week a normal Flex Schedule? I am going to let it go and see but it seems to be a little light on water for a week and only uses shallow rather than deep waterings. I know this isn’t science, the unit doesn’t know everything and that I should see how the grass does and go from there but does 7 days a week sound normal?