I have a newly hydroseeded lawn and need to water from AM to PM every 4 hours and stop at 4:30 PM. I cannot, for the life of me, figure out how to stop the watering schedule at 4:30. I use the Fixed schedule, choose Hourly Interval, choose Every 4 Hours, select the “End Before a Specific Time”, choose 4:30 PM and it still has watering scheduled after 4:30 PM! What am I doing wrong? I don’t want to manually operate the Rachio - what would be the point? Need some advice here - this doesn’t seem to be working correctly.
Until Rachio makes a schedule type for new seed/sod, here are two work arounds.
The simplest way might be to create 4 separate schedules, each with a different start time. The start times could be 4:30 am, 8:30 am, 12:30 pm and 4:30 pm.
Here’s another way, which requires only one schedule, but is a little more complex to setup. You would need to adjust the times to fit your needs: