Hey all, I’m trying to let the Rachio just manage itself, hoping to have a lawn that isn’t dead and doesn’t cost me a paycheck every month. I have installed MP Rotator heads everywhere. 7 zones, a lot of clay loam, and I’ve manually set each zone to 0.4 inches per hour to match the heads. Rachio is set to flexible daily, “As needed, finish before sunrise”.
I’m not sure things are right… the schedule says the watering duration will be 682 minutes (11hrs). It starts watering at 5PM which seems like a really bad idea. It’s 7PM right now and it’s still watering… my phone alert said “will run for 307 minutes”. That’s obviously not 682 minutes. I’m just very confused.
I’d like to let the Rachio run itself, assuming it’s smarter than me about this. But this seems like an extreme amount of time to run, and watering prior to sunset seems wasteful too. Any advice?
Side note - my pressure can easily run 2+ zones at once but I don’t think the Rachio is capable of doing that… please, please correct me if I’m wrong.