I’d like to add my two cents as well. Over the past 2-3 weeks, I have had seasonal adjustments each week. Each time, they adjustment has been to reduced watering times. However, we have had a long dry spell. The temperatures have been cool and I’ve been irrigating less often anyway. However, this week, our temperatures have climbed significantly (+ 20F). We are still dry.
I don’t understand why the watering durations have continued to be decreased.
Also, i still don’t understand what the baseline is for the decisions of watering durations for the seasonal adjustments. I assume it takes into consideration the configurable details, such as soil type, pitch, irrigation head type, plant material, etc. However, does it take into consideration the recent temperatures, actual precipitation in the past and present?
I have also been told many times that it is best to irrigate turf less frequently but for longer durations. This trains the turf roots to go deep looking for water which creates a better root system. Is longer watering times but less frequent considered? If I’m already only scheduling irrigation of turf 2-3 times a week and I’m watering longer, will the seasonal adjustment consider this, versus someone who might be watering daily for shorter durations?