I just received a notification yesterday that my Rachio has applied a “Seasonal Shift” to my watering schedule, and it looked like the watering times were all reduced by a few minutes for each zone. It’s my understanding that this is based on “historical data”, but I promise, it’s just as hot on August 1st and 2nd in North Texas as it was on July 31st, so I don’t see how a Seasonal Shift right now makes any sense. Maybe in the fall, but no during hellish-hot August around here.
I’m beginning to 2nd-guess my Rachio purchase because of weird stuff like this, so I’m curious to get thoughts from others. It just seems like the best option is to run a Fixed schedule and not take advantage of some of these “smart features” that don’t really seem all that smart to me. That would be disappointing.