Rachio 3 in Phoenix, AZ
I have only one zone right now and it only waters trees…mostly pretty established.
- 4 of these trees are ~ 30 - 40ft high
- 4 of these trees are citrus ~ 20 ft high
- 2 are new planted ash ~ 7 ft high that took the place of 2 other downed 40ft ers
All of these trees have 1 bubbler at the base of it. Currently the zone is setup as a bubbler.
How do I convert Nozzle Inches per hour into gpm or lpm? It seems that unit of measure should be rate of volume dispensed, not rate of inches…(or if inches, what is the assumption for area to get volume?) Right now I think I have a very similar bubbler to the video so I have left it at 1in/hour.
I have heard that the bubbler nozzle type does not support soak. Do you recommend changing this setup to a spray? Again I would be more comfortable if I knew how to convert to gpm. I do see some run off now and the bubblers are only open halfway. I’d like to open them all the way so I know exactly how much they are putting out and then insert that number into the app.
Any ideas on what to do for the newly planted trees? I can’t water them like mature trees but I also can’t setup a new zone just for them right now. I’d like to figure this out before the heat sets in.
I have set the root depth to 24in and allowable depletion to 50%. That being said, it also tells me that soil moisture is currently 12%? Shouldn’t it have watered before it went below 50%? What the difference between the two metrics, please?