Hi I just bought a Rachio Gen 1 16 zone control unit. I installed it over the weekend and everything went smoothly. Set up my zones in the app. Basically have 9 zone. 6 are grass (summer one I think), 3 are drips.
I live in northern California. Roseville, 95661 Zip Code.
Previously I was watering 9-10 minutes all zones, and every other day (i think 3 or 4 times a week; forget if it was odd or even) Most plants and grass did well with this. (grass suffered in extereme summer, but we had watering restrictions last year)
Now the Rachio recommends I water each grass zone 23 minutes and each drip area 45-56 mins. It is watering 2-3x/week right now. This seems excessively high to me. Did I do something wrong or this is typical behavior for the system.
I thought less time and more episodes of watering were better than watering a whole bunch in one sitting.
Any Feedback will be appreciated.
In terms of the zone soil setting etc, almost everything is default. Just changes types of plants for each zone and type of watering system.