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Yiting Pan

Lives in: Portland , OR, US
Using: Sprite

Answers

New seeding

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Yiting Pan
Updated at 2018-10-13 06:03:30 UTC

Hi Douglas, the "new plant" method tries to keep the moisture level very high (above 85%), but doesn't ensure watering every day. Neto does not water that frequent as expected due to weather, soil types, etc.

How can I give my landscaper a way to manage the watering cycles?

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Yiting Pan
Updated at 2018-10-11 03:17:47 UTC

Hi Joshua,

Currently Netro doesn't have a separate way for a landscaper to access the app. The only way to give them control of the system would be to give them your account name and password. However, we don't recommend you do that unless you're comfortable doing so.

 A workaround would be changing your password to a temporary one and after your landscaper completes the work you change the password back to the original one.


Disable all zones for winter

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Yiting Pan
Updated at 2018-10-11 03:14:25 UTC

Hi Wayne,

To suspend all the zones, you do not need to unplug the controller.  If you have blown out the sprinkler,you can put Sprite in "paused" mode just in case some one (for example the kids) accidentally starts a manually run from the app. To put Sprite in "paused" mode, you can go to Settings->Controller->Enabled.


winterizing

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Yiting Pan
Updated at 2018-09-30 02:12:32 UTC

Hi Ken,

To winterize your system, first you will have to blow out the sprinkler. You can look at this video to find some useful information. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3YRbJYmvgA&t=99s

This video mentioned that you will have to turn on the sprinkler, so you can use the instant manual run feature in the home page to manually start watering for each zone to make sure all the water is out of system.

Then you should put Sprite in "paused" mode just in case some one (for example the kids) accidentally starts a manually run from the app. To put Sprite in "paused" mode, you can go to Settings->Controller->Enabled.

Program for new grass seed?

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Yiting Pan
Updated at 2018-09-11 05:25:11 UTC
Please upgrade the app and go to settings->zones->select a zone->smart zone and choose your preferred watering mode. We recommend you to choose "New Plant" mode.

Historical usage

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Yiting Pan
Updated at 2018-08-23 04:39:28 UTC
You can go to the home page, touch the blank space of the zone area and see the irrigation data for the past month or week for that zone.

Redwood pine tree

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Yiting Pan
Updated at 2018-08-13 05:30:42 UTC
Hi, "Redwood Tree" is in the plant database now. It is under the "Tree" type.

California Native Plants

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Yiting Pan
Updated at 2018-08-13 05:27:24 UTC
Hi, to reduce the water usage, you can upgrade the app(1.5.1) and go to settings->zones->select a zone->smart zone and choose "Eco" mode. I hope this might help.

Rain vs moisture

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Yiting Pan
Updated at 2018-08-07 05:36:42 UTC
Hello, it may happen if the system reported smaller inches of rain than the actual rainfall which was not so large so it did not increase the moisture level to 100%. By default, Netro skip schedules today and tomorrow if today rains more than 1 inch. You can customize it, like I want to skip the schedules on the day after tomorrow as well, or I want to skip if rain more than 1 inch. The setting is in "setting -> preferences -> rain". 

Accuracy of dark sky in Canada

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Yiting Pan
Updated at 2018-08-01 04:46:12 UTC
The 22C temperature reported by Netro is the average temperature of a day :)

Scheduling

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Yiting Pan
Updated at 2018-07-13 05:05:25 UTC
You can add a restriction to set up time constraints to prevent watering between say 5am to 9pm. Go to settings->restrictions->add a restriction, select your zones and set the start time as 5am and end time 9am. I hope this will work.

Never waters lawn

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Yiting Pan
Updated at 2018-07-13 05:04:14 UTC
You can go to settings->zones->select a zone->smart zone and choose Frequent mode to water more frequently.