Just installed my first Rachio Gen 2 and it’s all connected and working just fine. Pardon how much of a total newb I am at all this watering business! I’m in SoCal, have 5 zones, 3 of which are grass and 2 of which are a mix of perennial trees and misc shrubs.
With my prior “dumb” system, I’d water each zone about 3, 5 or 8 mins, twice a day, every other day, depending on the amount of sun/shade they got. For example if zone 3 gets any more than 3 mins, it’ll be soaking wet and could get muddy if walked on. That’s about 50 mins of watering for all zones in 1 day.
I set all the zones in the app as best I could, and applied Flex Daily. When I look at watering times, it tells me 4 hours and 19 mins. Could someone tell me what that total is exactly? Is it for the rest of the month, for a set amount of time? Daily? I’m way confused about that! It wants to water that Zone 3 I told you about, for 11 mins, despite me labelling as having mostly shade. Sure it won’t get any more water for 4 days after that, but it’s going to me soggy.
Anyway, hoping someone can explain these times, they seem way out of whack to me but what do I know?!