I am a new Gen 3 owner as of about a month ago. Got it installed and setup and so far its only run once because it has rained so much. Tomorrow was my next predicted watering so I decided to try and do a catch cup test. Went out tonight to put the cans down and realized my yard was pretty water logged. As I was walking around the zone I could hear the earth squish under my feet. That’s a pretty solid sign it doesn’t need water right? It had just rained about 2 hours ago for about an hour and was pretty heavy. WI said said .14 inches. It is also saying on Wed it will water another zone so I went and walked around that one and its also squishing. . . although a little less. Could it be that all the water is still sitting at the surface and it really does need water, or have I done something wrong with my configuration and Rachio can’t tell accurately how much soil moisture I have?
I live in Massachusetts and have set tomorrow’s zone to be cool season grass, loam, lots of sun, and a slight slope which I think is pretty accurate. Since it has only run once a couple weeks ago, over irrigation shouldn’t be a factor. There is a pretty good sized tree that provides shade to part of the lawn, but even the areas I wouldn’t think are getting a lot of shade feel water logged. The shady parts do feel a little more mushy. I also have been keeping a loose eye on the amount of precipitation Rachio is logging and that feels pretty accurate too.
Any suggestions on how to make Rachio think I am losing water slower than it currently thinks which would raise the moisture level? If it still is predicting a run tomorrow when I go to bed I will just skip it.
EDIT: Just checked and the moisture shot way up. Precipitation now registers . 36 so rained harder than I thought. Schedule still shows it would water tomorrow but I assume it would adjust during the next check before it runs. . . but going to skip just in case. Zone says 72% full, bit I’d think it’s 100% so still open to suggestions.