@plainsane Thanks for this. I have noticed a significant decrease in the watering frequency for the zones I filled. Right now things are looking pretty normal, schedule-wise. Specifically, I ran a watering this AM, with the next scheduled on Sunday, and with the next one after that being on the following Sunday. Hopefully I will be able to run a catch cup test today to get an idea on the PR.
However, I still find the moisture level chart odd. For example, my front lawn zone (which I never filled) will get .36 inch of precipitation via watering by the program. This would reflect 42% moisture. The following day, it shows complete depletion to 0% moisture. See below:
Do you suggest I just fill any recently watered zones and see if the depletion does not occur so rapidly? my rear lawn close zone, which I filled on the 17th (due to soggy conditions), depleted from 111% on the 17th to 53% on the 18th. Even though it was not at MAD, it watered this morning, bringing the current moisture balance to .38 inches (106%).
Essentially, it seems like the program shows pretty rapid depletion. As suggested by Linn, perhaps I should change my soil type?