Spent 2 days reading and reading and trying to understand where I should put my zone settings at and I think it’s time I ask a couple questions.
Landscape type, do I have Shrubs or Xeriscape?
Right now working with front yard zone which is all drip and all established plants like Texas Sage. Still need to figure out what the current emitters GPH is, but I would say each plant has 2 emitters at 1GPH each. Shrubs RZD defaults to 15 inches. Should I leave that?
Using the calculator spreadsheet seems like I am doing something wrong. 2 GPH per shrub, 8 gallons per shrub, The inches of water from my schedule says .75 in the future. Gives me a nozzle setting of .19, that seems super low. When I change to that I get a run time of 4 hours, which is drastic. Max I have ever run that zone is 60 minutes, but usually I am down in the 30 minute range. The plants are fine, could be healthier in the summer I think so more water is fine. But 4 hours is too much.
Basically I really bought this for these smart features and just to do a fixed schedule was kind of a waste of money. Can someone help me get all these settings corrected?