I DM’d this user and provided the following info which would help. We both live in NJ.
Two things. The crop coefficient should be higher, I’m currently set at 84%. This makes the system water more frequently. Rachio recently rolled out dynamic crop coefficient so every month this auto adjusts. This is the first year so far it’s not bad. Last year I was set to the default of either 70 or 78% and I noticed early spring and fall it watered too much and summer wasn’t enough. Hoping that dynamic crop fixes this.
The other issue is the 1 inch nozzle inches per hour. With rotors I’m sure it’s much lower than this. I currently dropped mine to .8. I’m now watering for about 33 minutes per zone.
With these two settings changed alone my system has been watering every other day. Following the water deep and infrequent method. My lawn has been keeping up, today was a watering day for us.
How many minutes are you running on the schedule? The other thing I changed up this year is that I’m cycling and soaking more. By doing the shorter burst of water I noticed less run off and looking of water. I have cycle and soak set to run for 12 minutes and soak for 35. So with 33 minutes of run time per zone, each zone runs 3 times (12,12, and 9 minutes). I have really compacted soil in the back, therefore I’d always see the water pool. This then led me to believe I was water too much and would back off the watering. Last year the lawn went into dormancy and I lost the lawn for a while. This year it’s holding.