I’m about to replace my good old Hunter controller with a wifi system. Before I do I am trying to find out if the Rachio will support the following schedules individually. There are four totally different watering schedules, some need several short watering cycles daily while others only need 1-4.
Schedule A - Lawn, 10 zones that run once a week for deep watering. However when I renovate the lawn next year, they will have to be adjusted to run 4 times daily to germinate new seed.
Schedule B - Garden, 1 zone. Daily watering for 45 minutes in the morning.
Schedule C - Garden, same zone as schedule B. Several quick bursts at night to scare the rabbits away. Of all the deterrents we have tried, nothing works better than a surprise spray of water to make a rabbit run for the hills.
Schedue D - Trex deck 1 zone. Multiple short waterings during the afternoon. Usually this will be disabled, the exception being when people are spending time on the deck. Trex is super hot and we just need to water the main walkway to cool the Trex for foot traffic.
With my hunter, I am able to accomplish this to a certain degree. The 4 individual schedules work fine, but I am limited to 4 watering cycles per day for each schedule. Schedule A and B works for fine, the max cycles per day would be 4 when I reseed my lawn for germination.
Schedule C and D does work, but only 4 cycles available. Ideally 10-16 one minute cycles at night for the garden and mid afternoon for the deck would be great.
I’m hoping that with all of the technological advances in the last 15 years this would be possible.