Since many of us will go through aeration and over-seeding with a different schedule, I was hoping that someone has already developed a “how to” guide and template. From what I could gather so far, it looks like I need to water 3 times/day in week 1, 2 times in week 2 and once daily in week 3.
I am located in Raleigh, NC with fescue and normally run FLEX DAILY with SMART CYCLE on.
So, are my assumptions below reasonable?
1 I have to create 3 fixed schedules for the seeded zones (for each daily watering time in week 1)
2 disable these zones in flex without losing the settings
3 and can leave all other zones active in FLEX
Next question is how much to water for best germination?
1 should I use weather intelligence, smart cycle and rain sensor to prevent over watering?
2 how do I factor in the AW and moisture calculations? Can the goal be achieved by aiming at keeping it just above 100% field capacity, or are all these thoughts going out the window for this 3 week period?
3 what do I miss?
I would very much appreciate if someone in this community could point me to a knowledge base article, or if someone would be willing to share what they have done last season or plan to do this season with the do’s and don’t’s.
In the meantime, happy watering and fun with rachio. What a great tool!