I’ve had my rachis 3 installed for over a week. I’m in north Alabama with a fescue lawn that receives regular sunlight. As is typical here, summer weather starts in mid spring - that means hot, and rare rain. No rain has come since I’ve had the controller and no real rain is forecast for the next week. Yet Rachio still has no plans to water my lawn. It can’t wait that long. The last week has been in the upper 80s, mostly sun. The next week is more of the same, with the first 90deg day forecasted. I can’t wait and let my lawn start to suffer this early. Any advice?
If you are using a Flex Daily Schedule, please post your zone settings (take a screenshot and upload).
I’m not using any kind of schedule. I thought it was supposed to do it automatically with its smarts did I miss something in setup?
Here’s a little homework to help you get started:
I realized I needed to create a schedule. Now it has populated plans for watering. Will see how well it does. Couldn’t really figure out the difference between monthly and daily smart schedules.
You also need to set up your zones correctly in order for rachio to work effectively.
Flex Daily Schedule will automatically adjust your watering frequency based on the the actual daily weather (temperature, precipitation, etc). You might say this is the “smartest “ type of schedule because it’s based on real time weather data and soil moisture data.
Flex Monthly Schedule will automatically adjust your watering schedule (frequency and duration) only once a month (each month) and is based on historical records of weather (temperatures) for each month. People usually choose this type of schedule IF for some reason they like to have a more consistent watering schedule, because the schedule only changes once a month.
For more detailed information:
I set the zones up in great detail. Even the sprinkler head info and flow rate. thanks
You can always use any spare zones and configure them with slightly different parameters (like crop coefficient or nozzle inches per hour), to see the effect of these settings on watering durations and frequency