I have been watering with quick runs usually around 15min per zone (11 zones total) since my sprinklers were installed in May. I am watering more in our mostly sun front and side yard, less in shaded backyard. All zones are configured accurately and I’m using default for advanced settings.
I am ready to turn things over to Rachio in a flex monthly or flex daily schedule. After setting up flex monthly it wants to water twice as long as I am currently and flex daily three times as long. I have read the relevant post on this topic. Without spending an incredible amount of time with advanced settings going zone by zone what is an easy solution here? I understand the deeper watering concept but there are pockets in my backyard that can never be accounted for in my opinion. Meaning there is one spot if I watered for 53min there would be a small pond. I’m also worried the 5-6 days between watering will torch the front yard. Last, Rachio has calculated three shaded zones for 53min and 3 mostly sun zones at 32min… this just doesn’t make any sense.
I understand there is no easy answer, everything is relative and each zone is different… Just looking for some advice on how best to move forward without making this super complicated. Thank you.