Hi guys, I just installed the Rachio 3 in my home. This is my first smart sprinkler product as well as my first Rachio product. I have never done this before, so I am confused by a few things. Perhaps some more experienced users can help me. FYI, I live in NY.
My rain skip threshold is 0.125. I guess this was the default when I set up the Rachio 3. How do I know if this is appropriate for my yard? I assume the Rachio assigned this threshold based on my location?
I have 6 zones. My sprinkler guy, who opened up my sprinklers before I got the Rachio 3, programmed my old sprinkler controller for 15 minutes in each zone at 3am on even days. I programmed it this way for the Rachio 3 as well. Is it customary for one zone to be watered at a time? Right now, my watering schedule is 3:00am to 4:41am. It goes Zone 1 to 6, 15 minutes each. I assumed they would all be watered at the same time. Just wondering if this is the norm.
I don’t understand the Flex Daily schedule. I initially tried to set it up this way for max savings, but it wanted to water my lawn for 9 hours or something like that. I don’t have a very large property, but 9 hours of watering would raise my water bill astronomically. This is the opposite of why I bought the Rachio 3…to have a smarter system in watering my lawn and flowers to save money.
Thank you for helping out this newbie. I am a new homeowner and this is my first spring/summer in my house. Also, my parents did not have a sprinkler system, so I did not grow up with one. Thus, all of this is new to me.