Hello, I’m located in Central Florida, slightly north of Orlando
We had to resod our entire yard, except the rear, so I have been researching like crazy to try and determine the optimal settings.
The new sod (St. Augustine) was put down around April 10, 2019 and we did the suggested new sod watering for the first 4 weeks or so.
Now that the sod is almost 2 months old, I am tweaking the Rachio and trying to set up a good Flex Daily.
Currently, I set the following and wanted to see if any suggestions. I was also thinking I should try to promote deeper roots, but I’m not sure if too soon or risky:
Available Water: 0.05 in/in, was set to 0.15 in/in until today since I checked survey (used the websoilsurvey website and it showed 0.05 cm/cm - 0.07 cm/cm)
Root Depth: 6 inches, was set to 5 inches until today (not sure if this is too deep for 2 month old St. Augustine, or if fine to help promote deeper roots?)
Allowed Depletion: 50% (should I try increasing to promote deeper roots or leave as-is since newer sod?)
Efficiency: Differs depending on zone, used Catch-Cup test (ranges from 60 - 75%)
Crop Coefficient: 65% for all (default)
Nozzle Inches Per Hour: Ranges depending on zone, used Catch-Cup test (0.33 in - 0.92 in)
Slopes: range from slight to moderate.
Exposure: Lots of sun
Soil Type: Sand
1 Zone is Rotor, other zones are spray heads (3 out of the 4 zones)
Thank you for any suggestions or help!