New Grass Seed. Want to water ever hour during the day. Every 3 hours at night


#1

Is there an easy way to do this? I could setup daily watering times, but I’d rather not setup 18+ different events. Or, it would be easier if I could make one, copy it as a new schedule and then just adjust the start time.

Any tips?


Hourly schedule not being followed
#2

The easiest way might be building an IFTTT recipe.

support@rachio.com can help if you have questions on how to do this.

This can manually be done in the app, but we only support about 10-12 watering times, based on complexity.


#3

Thanks. I already did this but the problem is that it runs the zones every hour, even at night. I want to run every hour during the day, and once every 3 hours at night.

I guess I could create two different recipes. One for day, and one for night and just turn then on/off when the sun goes down/comes up. I was just hoping for a more automated way to do it.


#4

At some point we’d like to build this into the app :wink:


#5

With maybe a 2.0 release? … I’m landscaping and installing my sprinkler system in July. This would be fAAAntastic!


#6

@krs1, I don’t think this will make it into the 2.0 release, sorry. We’re focusing on Flex schedules and will circle back to Fixed schedule features most likely over the winter.


#7

We really need the ability to control start and end times when using schedules that happen more frequently than daily. Just ran into this issue when trying to set a schedule for new grass. I have to manually turn the ‘Every 2 Hours’ schedule on and off every day… otherwise it runs through the night! I probably only need it to run like once during the night :frowning: Really sad that after 3 years this hasn’t been implemented yet.


#8

@steverasmussen

I agree, don’t know when product will fit this in.

Now I did see a customer with a workaround that was clever.

They created a fixed daily schedule with a manual soak time of 3 hours between zones.

So, they got start/end times and the soak period was essentially hourly intervals.

Does that make sense?

:cheers:


#9

Or, when I overseed in the winter, I just create 5-6 fixed schedules, each starting at a different time. Once grass starts growing, I’ll start deleting schedules to spread out the waterings…


#10

That is exactly what I do. And when I set the schedules up I put start and end dates on them so I can just let them taper off pretty much automatically.


#11

That’s the beauty of Rachio’s Iro — it is just stupid easy to set up a series of fixed schedules and then as needed, transition to a much smarter set up. No shame in using fixed watering schedules! I never had the patience to set up a complicated series of fixed watering with my old dumb controller and it certainly didn’t have any new lawn settings. But of course with such a smart controller, it invites over complicating things to the point of absurdity lol — gotta be reasonable.


#12

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