Smaller interval adjustments to soil moisture


#1

I couldn’t find a suggestion on this before, but I would love the ability to adjust soil balance by 0.01 inch increments. Example: I have 3 grass zones that I want watered together because of overlap. While my settings are the same across zones, sometimes they don’t match each other due to various reasons and the only way I can get their levels to be the same is to empty or fill. I would like the ability to change a zone’s moisture balance manually. You can see in my screenshot that two of my zones are scheduled to water tomorrow and one is not.


#2

I’m confused why their schedules wouldn’t match up- you said their settings are exactly the same? Either way, I like the idea of having more control over that moisture balance! You said inches- do you mean by percent increments or am I misunderstanding?


#3

Well in this case I was adjusting down the coefficient last week to decrease watering frequency and I left one zone 5% higher than the others so that got thrown off. Moisture levels also get off sometimes when I manually run a zone for various reasons (fixing sprinkler heads, kids playing, etc). I said inches because the moisture graph shows the number in inches… it shows percentage too, but I’m thinking inches will match up the zones more evenly.


#4

Oh that makes sense! And I was looking at the graph in the app, but now seeing your screen grab I agree inches may be more accurate. What about being able to manually run without counting to the moisture balance?


#5

Well when I use the sprinklers, no matter what the reason, I want it to count towards my overall water use/schedule… so I’d rather not pretend the watering didn’t happen So if I run the sprinklers in one zone for 10 minutes to let the kids play, I want that 10 minutes to go towards my moisture balance. I try to run the other 2 zones when something like this happens so that the entire lawn is watered together and rises in the moisture balance together, but since all 3 zones have different PR’s based off my catch cup test, it’s not the easiest to get the aligned. Same thing goes if I end up running a zone for a few minutes during sprinkler testing, etc.


#6

I think that’s a good way to go about it, the reason I asked was we do sometimes get requests for a “maintenance mode” where a manual run doesn’t count towards your moisture balance. I agree though, you are still putting water down, so I don’t really understand why you wouldn’t want it to count!