This will be my first real season to use the Rachio. I got it towards the end of last season, so I really didn’t see how it worked. I’m in Alabama and have zoysia grass. I’ve researched my soil type (Sandy Loam) and have my settings as such: Available water 0.15, Root depth 9, Allowed depletion 20%, efficiency 80%, crop coefficient 65%.
I’m not sure why the Rachio set for my grass to water three days in a row (Wed, Thurs, Fri). We just had 3 inches of rain on Sat night/Sun morning. Temperature on Monday were in the high 50s, 70s on Tues and Wed, and low 60s on Thurs which is great for Alabama. It’s supposed to rain Saturday night. My grass doesn’t seem like it needs that much water for this time of the year.
Does Rachio Flex take into account actual temperature in evaporation? After any rain the max amount of soil moisture is 110%, is that a valid theory?
Any setting I should adjust to get it to not water as often?