Not sure if this best belongs as support or product feature request, but here goes…
After the first wet winter in CA in a long time, it was great watching how little water was used for landscape watering, thanks to Rachio (and Flex scheduling). However, I noticed that while the system did a great job including the benefit of precipitation in moisture levels on zones like lawns that received all the rain that fell, some zones like foundation plantings started to wither. Not surprisingly, my foundation plantings are partially sheltered from rain by my roof overhang, so while they might pick up some moisture, I think Rachio over-estimates the moisture level for these zones (very understandable).
It feels like there’s a missing Advanced setting to compensate for “rain efficiency” - essentially the same way that the normal “efficiency” setting works for sprinkler distribution. I’m sure the Rachio development team has a crazy-deep backlog, so I’m curious if there’s a workaround to the issue that still allows me to benefit from rain in most zones, but prevents issues with dying plants or expansive soil shrinkage in areas somewhat sheltered from rain. Perhaps Flex isn’t the best answer for these zones?