How can I schedule a one-time event for a future time?

I live in an area with water restrictions, but they allow exceptions if a lawn service applies chemicals to the yard. The company leaves instructions saying to water in for 30 minutes in all zones. I’d like to schedule this one-time event for a future time.

I may be missing something, but it seems you can only manually run the system Now using the Play button or schedule a repeating event.

Thanks for your consideration of adding this feature.

@kjohns3 Currently, the only way to do that is using an IFTTT recipe with a Google Calendar event trigger or a Date/Time trigger (might be easier).

This may be overkill with what you are trying to accomplish, but it is pretty cool nonetheless!

Note the Google Calendar event can take up to 15 minutes to run.

Let us know if you have any questions using IFTTT.


@franz Thanks for the quick reply. I do have a question regarding IFTTT…

If I use the “Start watering time (schedule)” action in IFTTT, will it override the rain sensor? I want to avoid being the one that unnecessarily waters their lawn when it’s raining. :smile:



Yes, that IFTTT trigger will start any pre-programmed schedule immediately, bypassing any rain detection (physical or virtual).