connecting to wifi..

Phani Gade
Updated at 2018-10-15 17:20:42 UTC 
Hi: i am having issues connecting to wifi.. i have been using the Netro for more than one year..still having issues with connecting to wifi. it gets connected for some time and disconnects. it is been happening. is it issue with Netro it self or something i have to do. i see all the bars on my phone at netro.. 
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Customization->set rain/temperature/wind threshold to skip watering

Netro Support
Updated at 2018-10-13 06:19:08 UTC 

Customization->set rain/temperature/wind threshold to skip watering

Netro automatically creates dynamic watering schedules according to local weather, so if you turn on the smart zone feature for your zone, season adjustment will be made with smart watering schedules according to weather.

There are different types of weather restrictions: rain, temperature and wind.

By default, If you turn on the smart zone feature, Netro will skip the schedules (including manual schedules from user programs) when there is a chance of significant rain(>0.2inch).

The default threshold to skip watering when temperature is too low is 0 Celsius degree (32 Fahrenheit) for all the Netro controllers.

You can now customize rain, temperature and wind threshold through Settings->Preferences.




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Controller

Phil Samson
Updated at 2018-10-12 18:41:33 UTC 
My controller shows that it’s online but the app is saying I’m offline. How do I correct this?
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How can I give my landscaper a way to manage the watering cycles?

Joshua Berk
Updated at 2018-10-10 06:22:09 UTC 
I would like to be able to share this account with my wife and my landscaper so they have access to turn things on and off when needed. Especially when I'm going to have my landscaper do work on my sprinkler system to fix the heads he needs to be able to test it easily without me being there.
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New seeding

Douglas Ely
Updated at 2018-10-09 23:09:48 UTC 
Here in ocean city NJ, when we seed for new grass we need the water to come on twice daily to start germination. When I set my Netro to “new plant” and the soil type to “sandy clay” which is the top layer, the controller had only been watering every 2.21 days. The soil is dust dry. I don’t want to have to make gross adjustments. That is why I bought Netro. What’s wrong?
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Disable all zones for winter

Wayne White
Updated at 2018-10-09 23:05:21 UTC 
It’s winter, I have manual zones and 3 sprites. Is there a way to disable the sprites? There has to be. A simple switch I’m missing. 
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winterizing

Ken Siebert
Updated at 2018-09-29 11:26:05 UTC 
Topic: General
How best to winterize system
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App Crashesdevice

Aaron Miller
Updated at 2018-09-16 11:28:35 UTC 
The app crashes on android phone (S8) when attempting to set rain preferences. This is annoying. None of my messages regarding this have been answered by tech support. Perhaps I should return the device and get a Rachio?
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Netro Smart Watering -Water Infrequently, Longer for Better Lawn

Netro Support
Updated at 2018-09-12 07:54:55 UTC 


Frequent, shallow watering encourages a shallow root system. A shallow root system means a lawn is under drought stress when the top inch of soil dries out.

Conversely, deep, infrequent watering during hot, dry weather is important to maintain a healthy lawn. Deep watering encourages the turf to develop a deeper, more extensive root system. The denser root system will make your grass less susceptible to periods of drought. A more dynamic root system will also offer the fringe benefit of discouraging competition from weeds.

To determine how long you have to run your sprinkler or irrigation system, take a flat-bottomed container such as a coffee can and mark off half-inch increments. Place the can or cans where it will be hit by the water, and time how long it takes to gather a half-inch of water. Then run your sprinkler twice as long. You may need to apply water even slower to steep slopes to avoid wasting water to runoff.

Netro's motto when it comes to watering: slowly, deeply, infrequently. Netro's algorithm is based on expert gardening knowledge, one of which is to avoid watering equally everyday and instead to water less frequently but deeply. Netro waters your garden only when the soil is dry enough in order to draw more oxygen into the roots, leading to a lusher landscape. By default, we allow the moisture level to deplete to a lower level before next watering and that is why you might see longer watering duration than the original settings on your old controller.

Netro smart controller gives your lawn the right amount of water, assures that your garden is getting its required amount of water – no more, and no less.



Resources:

Water infrequently, longer for better lawn

http://www.post-gazette.com/life/garden/2009/09/19/Water-infrequently-longer-for-better-lawn/stories/200909190132

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New grass seed

Dan R
Updated at 2018-09-09 21:47:24 UTC 
It would be great to have a feature that runs the sprinklers three times a day for 7 days when I put down new grass seed. I can build a program for this and it does not take very long. It would be a nice feature to have this built into the app. 
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Sprite not running zones after power outage

Rob Platko
Updated at 2018-09-08 17:28:57 UTC 
Hi, my Sprite does not run any program on any zone following a power outage.  The zones are scheduled, I can see them in the calendar, but they don’t run.  Anyone seen this problem?
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Program for new grass seed?

Brian Killian
Updated at 2018-09-04 11:18:30 UTC 
Does netro have a program for new grass seed?  I'm going to oversees later this month and was wondering how to set my sprinklers to get the seed to grow.
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Netro app not work

rodecheverria
Updated at 2018-08-31 20:40:48 UTC 
with the new update ios 11.4.1 does not work. the app starts and then stops working,
resets itself
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Alexa skill with multiple Netro controllers?

James Nyazai
Updated at 2018-08-29 21:13:54 UTC 
I have 2 Netro controllers named Front Yard and Back Yard. Alexa can water the Back Yard just fine by specifying a zone and a time to water for. But how do I switch controllers so Alexa will water zones on the Front Yard controller?
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Whisperer

Mike Cotten
Updated at 2018-08-26 17:49:23 UTC 
The sensor shows 0 lux and is in direct sun. Does the black film over the PV panel get removed?  
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How do you set weather cancelling programs

Richard Spooner
Updated at 2018-08-24 01:08:49 UTC 
Can’t figure out how to have the weather app stop the sprinklers
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Reset moisture level

littleredcar
Updated at 2018-08-22 23:07:11 UTC 
Is there a way to reset the moisture level for a zone. It is currently showing 100% but soil is dry. 
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Historical usage

sihler
Updated at 2018-08-20 23:38:11 UTC 
Is there a way to see raw historical water usage in time per zone?
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What percentage is ideal for the moisture content for a summer lawn in Southern CA?

Gary Riehl
Updated at 2018-08-17 18:05:53 UTC 

Can you please tell me the ideal percentage for the top soil and sub soil for a Southern CA. lawn in summer?  Does this number change during the other seasons?

Thank you. 

Gary

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California Native Plants

Anthony M
Updated at 2018-08-08 22:15:43 UTC 
It would be nice if more California native style plants (dry climate) were included in the database - or at least that sort of watering style (much less frequent/deep) be available as an option.  I find that when relying on the smart watering with generic salvia hybrid selected for plant type, the water usage is actually higher than the manual program i had set before, especially now in summer months I feel it might be overcompensating.  I'd like to be able to rely on the "smart" aspects, but not sure it makes sense given the higher water usage so for now will probably be forced to go back to manual programming instead.. If anyone has some experience/suggestions on matching these types of plants up with what is in the database I'm all ears as well.  Thanks!
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