Not watering nearly often enough.

Rob and Susan Tartre
Updated at 2020-06-24 20:13:25 UTC
Topic: Smart Watering

I need the Netro system to water every day in this hot, dry climate. Our lawn is turning brown. It’s used to being watered every day. The smart watering system is watering every 4 days. I have both the frequency set to high and the moisture levels set to high. I do not have sensors. What else can I adjust to get it to run every day. I’m trying to figure out how to choose everyday using the smart system. Do I just need to set manual program? That kind of defeats the purpose of having smart watering (adjusting for rain, etc.)

Thank you for any help!!

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Netro Inc
Updated at 2020-06-29 01:49:44 UTC

Dear Rob,

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. Netro watered your zone based on moisture level. By default, we allow the moisture level to deplete to a low level (recommended by EPA) before next watering. If the frequent mode does not meet your needs, we recommend you try the customized mode to set the soil moisture threshold. For example, you can set low as 90%, high as 100%, flow rate 0.5 and in this mode the estimated frequency is every 1 day.

You can still use the rain delay feature if you set your own programs.  You can set up the Smart Zone level from Advanced to Basic( Settings->Zones->Smart Zone), which only skip rainning days for your programmed schedule. 

For more information about Netro smart watering,  here is an article about Netro three watering modes which might be helpful.

Netro Support