Ah, good info and definitely will seek more info about how to see if I could get a mitigation exception for my smart controller.
And apologies for the lack of details – not intentional on my part. It’s actually because I did so little to get it setup – it seemed to pick all the defaults and I just followed. So I’ll let you know what I know.
I am allowed to water two times per week (Wed/Sat), so I told the controller to use a fixed schedule. I have 6 zones (5 grass, 1 bubblers for bushes/shrubs). I set smart cycle – and weather intelligence (everything on; rain skip, freeze skip, wind skip, saturation skip, seasonal shift). I live in north-central FL, so quite warm/humid conditions, with direct sun on the lawn. Current durations (due to seasonal shift timings) are 21minutes for the grass zones, and 35 minutes for the bubbler zone, for 2h 25m total. The grass is Zoysia grass
Based on the old system I took out when I moved in, the zones were set for 15m for the grass zones.
Other than trying to draw out the zones in the app, I’ve done no other customization.
Looking at the default for the grass zone, it shows the nozzle inch per hour default at 1.5 in – which makes sense I guess, because a 21 minute run would lay down about .5 in each run, and at twice per week, that would be 1".
So given that the fixed ‘rain skip’ cycle limits its visibility to recent/upcoming potential rain, does a .125 rain skip default make sense, or should it be closer to the .5 threshold?
And on a slightly different topic, is a nozzle inch per hour default of 1.5 pretty standard, or should I tune this to match my specific sprinkler zones?
Thanks again for your help.