This morning I went to check Sprinklers on my zones to see how they were watering.
I opened the Rachio app and noticed that both my schedules that are on Flex daily are not getting the zones even close to 100% after moisture level.
I have 2 schedules on Flex daily. One has Zone 1 & 2 and the other schedule has Zone 4 & 6. Both water according to my restrictions and water on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. I know that many people suggest not using flex with water restrictions of only 3 days, but the month of May my yard looked great.
Last month they watered great and my yard looked wonderful.
May run duration
Zone 1 - 20 minutes - face north
Zone 2 - 20 minutes - face north
Zone 4 - 29 minutes - face west
Zone 6 - 23 minutes - face south
June run duration
Zone 1 - 24 minutes - face north
Zone 2 - 24 minutes - face north
Zone 4 - 31 minutes - face west
Zone 6 - 25 minutes - face south
This morning (Wednesday) both my flex schedules went off.
I noticed after everything was done watering that zone 1 was at 61% and zone 2 was at 57%, both zone 4 & 6 were at 46%
I looked at the details in the app and the last time these zones were at or above 100% was on 5/31/20 zones 1, 2, 4 & 6 were at 101%. The temperature that day was 88° and the last week of May was in the high 80°’s
This 1st week of June has had mid 90°’s
I haven’t noticed my lawn dying yet, but it concerns me that it’s not getting the water levels to 100%, not even close.
I had a recent post (A full month using Rachio. How much did I save compared to Hunter XCore) about how my yard has been looking great and how Rachio has been using much less watering duration than my previous Hunter XCore. Now with this new June watering duration Rachio has a higher watering duration than my previous hunter and doesn’t even come close to 100% soil moisture level?
Should I increase watering duration, even though I’m using more than my previous Hunter x core, or what?