My lawn is green almost 99% of the time all year due to the watering schedule I had been doing with a very old Hunter irrigation system. I would normally do my first two Zones at 25 to 35, then Zone 3 (rotors) at 30 - 60, depending on the season. I live near in Southwest Florida and have St. Augustine grass.
I setup the Rachio 3 recently and am completely shocked by the new watering times based on the information I’ve put in for Zones using Flex Monthly. It is cutting those times almost in half (or more) and I just can’t believe this is right. We have mostly Myakka sand and water capacity near .09 cm (.04in).
How can this new irrigation system…which has rave reviews possibly continue giving me a green lawn all year with less watering times? April is less of course, but in the summer it’s everyday (but we do usually get an afternoon shower everyday as well).
Any information on whether this makes sense or I should manually adjust to what I had before will be greatly appreciated. Also…how will Smart Cycle work with this since it is enabled?