My front yard never really greened up this season. I had a company apply the Spring fertilizer and I think it was diluted too much and didn’t help at all. I’ve taken over since early May but the front of my yard is still extremely yellow so I decided to do a catch cup test and see if my nozzle settings were correct.
I setup 9 cups in a 4 head zone (PGP-ADJ with blue no 2 nozzles) and ended up with the following in the catch cups after 20 minutes (all in mL): 15, 25, 25, 30, 50, 30, 10, 15, 45. There was minimal wind when I did the test. So after plugging these into this site (http://irrigationaudit.hydrorain.com/get-started/#/audit), I was given my Precip in/hr (0.31) and efficiency. My efficiency for the front yard ended up at 46% which is awful.
I also have this problem on front right side yard (basically front yard, but on the other side of the driveway). This zone is a 5 head fixed spray head with 15’ nozzles. Here are the results after 10 minutes: 50, 55, 50, 15, 30, 25, 50, 45. The results for this zone are 0.9 in/hr and 50% efficiency (also terrible).
Because of these results, my system wants to run the front yard for 2.5 hours and the side yard for 38 minutes on a Flex Daily setup. This is going to cause issues with my water bill
Anyone have any advice or can provide some helpful info so I can get this fixed without costing an arm and a leg?
(Hopefully all my details make sense, writing the post kind of tired/late at night)