I have a new yard (sod). I have been trying to get the flex schedule to water the yard. I have determined that flex schedule will only water one time a day. I was hoping that it would water when moisture level reached zero. Okay, I accept one time a day. (As an aside, there needs to be an option for new grass, when it waters every x hours to keep everything wet).
So, I have adjusted the following so that the length of watering will be longer:
– available water 0.2 in
– root depth 0.5 in
– allowed depletion 90%
– efficiency 80%
Still not enough water, so I have adjusted to the highest level of more water.
Still, the moisture level shows 0%. So, I have been manually watering. Still the moisture level is at 0% for five days. I look at the moisture level detail and it shows
– previous moisture balance = 0 in.
– flex schedule = 0.08 in
– manual = 0.10 in
– Evapotranspiration = 0.27 in
So, Iro knows that the lawn is not getting enough water, but is not increasing the amount of water or frequency (more than once a day).
What am I missing?