When i use the web soil survey website it says the type of soil I have is Estrella loam. I am not sure which Rachio setting to use since that is not one of the options. I have been trying clay loam but the grass seems to start dying when i leave it set on that.Thanks for the assistance!
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Maricopa County, Arizona, Central Part
Map Unit Setting
National map unit symbol: 2whx9 Elevation: 800 to 1,600 feet Mean annual precipitation: 7 to 10 inches Mean annual air temperature: 70 to 72 degrees F Frost-free period: 240 to 325 days Farmland classification: Prime farmland if irrigated
Map Unit Composition
Estrella and similar soils: 90 percent Minor components: 10 percent Estimates are based on observations, descriptions, and transects of the mapunit.
Description of Estrella
Landform: Alluvial fans, flood plains Landform position (two-dimensional): Summit Landform position (three-dimensional): Tread Down-slope shape: Convex Across-slope shape: Convex Parent material: Mixed fan alluvium and/or mixed stream alluvium
Ap - 0 to 11 inches: loam C - 11 to 24 inches: loam 2Btkb - 24 to 48 inches: clay loam 2Bkb - 48 to 60 inches: gravelly clay loam
Properties and qualities
Slope: 0 to 1 percent Depth to restrictive feature: More than 80 inches Natural drainage class: Well drained Runoff class: Low Capacity of the most limiting layer to transmit water (Ksat): Moderately high (0.20 to 0.57 in/hr) Depth to water table: More than 80 inches Frequency of flooding: Rare Frequency of ponding: Rare Calcium carbonate, maximum in profile: 25 percent Salinity, maximum in profile: Very slightly saline to slightly saline (2.0 to 4.0 mmhos/cm) Sodium adsorption ratio, maximum in profile: 13.0 Available water storage in profile: High (about 10.3 inches)
Land capability classification (irrigated): 1 Land capability classification (nonirrigated): 7c Hydrologic Soil Group: C Ecological site: Limy Fan 7-10" p.z. (R040XB207AZ) Hydric soil rating: No
Percent of map unit: 10 percent Hydric soil rating: No
Estrella (HA1). Typic Torrifluvents; fine-loamy, mixed (calcareous), hyperthermic (Alluvial).Estrella soils are deep and well drained. Typically, they have a brown loam surface layer 28 cm (11 in) thick. The underlying material to a depth of 60 cm (24 in) is light brown loam. Below this to a depth of 150 cm (60 in) is a buried subsoil which is brown and yellowish red clay loam and gravelly clay loam. Depth to the buried argillic horizon ranges from 50 to 90 cm (20 to 36 in). Estrella soils occur on broad alluvial fans and floodplains with slopes of 1 to 5 percent. These soils have high available water capacity and moderate permeability in the upper 60 cm (24 in) and moderately slow permeability in the lower 90 cm (36 in). They are moderately alkaline and calcareous throughout the profile. Runoff is slow and the hazard of erosion is moderate. The series was established in Maricopa County in 1969.