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Old 04-03-2021, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Lone Mountain Las Vegas NV
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It’s not 4 days a week it’s every 4 days. My mistake. That’s the program for fall and spring I guess, summer I guess will be 3 times a week
You will have to check. Normal spring/fall is Mon/Wed/Fri or Tues/Thurs/Sat. Summer time is Mon-Sat.

I also agree with Movin1 that you should get a professional to check it all out and give you a quick course in the management of the controller.

I have a large system with 14 valves over 0.6 acres. I will have to replace my controller over the next couple of years. It is over 30 year old.
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Old 04-04-2021, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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You still don't have the correct information. These are my days, yours may be different. "Seasons" here are not the same as the what the calendar dictates.

Spring (March - April): MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY

Summer (May - August): MONDAY – SATURDAY

Fall (September – October): MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY

Winter (November – February): FRIDAY

The house I bought had been sitting empty for several months before I bought it. The irrigation system had not been set correctly and many plants were dead, it cost a lot to replace them.

I'm an engineer and am sure I could have learned how to do it, but I hired an irrigation company to go through my system and teach me what I needed to know. He found clogged lines and incorrect heads (wrong flow rates for the plants they were watering). He balanced the system and told me how to set it for each season.

If you only water three times a week in summer (in Vegas, summer is considered to be May through August), your landscape will not get enough water. Last year, a tree in my front yard had lots of leaves turning brown and falling off. The irrigation guy told me I had not started watering soon enough and was not watering often and long enough. My back yard needs less time than my front yard.

Good luck to you if you continue to try to figure it out on your own.




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Old 04-04-2021, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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Now that it's getting warmer, don't mess around with your plants. Call these guys and see if they'll come to your residence.

Jam Landscaping & Lawn Care
702-498-6399

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Old 04-04-2021, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Lone Mountain Las Vegas NV
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Just had occasion to do one in NLV. In the spring they come down either MWF or TTS. which one depends on the last digit of your street address. The site takes your address and gives you the watering days.
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Old 04-04-2021, 06:20 PM
 
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I moved to a new house in Summerlin South...
Annabelle22, call or drive over to Star Nursery and ask for one of their people to come do a house call and look at everything. https://www.starnursery.com/dr-qs-house-calls-2 It is not free, but it is not expensive and well worth the money - $90 for an hour consultation. Their experts will tell you precisely what to do regarding irrigation timing. They may recommend you swap out some of the emitters as they may be incorrect for the plant (common). I had them come to my house and the advice was excellent.

There are several locations around the valley: https://www.starnursery.com/locations


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I will be going out of town for two months and really don't want everything to die wile I'm away.
I think you need a friend or neighbor to come look at your landscaping every week or so. In addition, you should separately post a question here regarding things you should do prior to leaving your house vacant for 2 months. Welcome to the joys of home ownership.

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Old 04-04-2021, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Lone Mountain
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Annabelle22, call or drive over to Star Nursery and ask for one of their people to come do a house call and look at everything. https://www.starnursery.com/dr-qs-house-calls-2 It is not free, but it is not expensive and well worth the money - $90 for an hour consultation. Their experts will tell you precisely what to do regarding irrigation timing. They may recommend you swap out some of the emitters as they may be incorrect for the plant (common). I had them come to my house and the advice was excellent.
Thanks so much for this information! I didn't know this was a service they offered.
I actually could really use this so just sent them an email for a house call. I'm also
on a drip irrigation system and am learning the ropes too. Our power got cut
accidentally by road construction crews in late February I want to say and ever since
then, we've had issues with problems in our irrigation system. Besides that, I could really
benefit from instruction on how often to water and how much for each season. Thanks
again!
Mariza
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Old 04-05-2021, 04:08 PM
 
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I moved to a new house in Summerlin South about two months ago, the previous owner said that the rain bird system is programmed and I don't need to touch it, I noticed that I haven't heard it working for a while, I looked at it and it seems like it was reset, it says 00:00 for everything, now I have no idea when and for how long I should run it, I'd really appreciate it if you guys can help me out.
So like I said I live in Summerlin South, my backyard is not done yet so I just need to water a few plants in my side yard and some desert landscaping in the front yard, and two small/medium size trees, no lawn.
I will be going out of town for two months and really don't want everything to die wile I'm away.
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Old 04-05-2021, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Lone Mountain Las Vegas NV
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Thanks so much for this information! I didn't know this was a service they offered.
I actually could really use this so just sent them an email for a house call. I'm also
on a drip irrigation system and am learning the ropes too. Our power got cut
accidentally by road construction crews in late February I want to say and ever since
then, we've had issues with problems in our irrigation system. Besides that, I could really
benefit from instruction on how often to water and how much for each season. Thanks
again!
Mariza
I think you are on a well Mariza. So none of this applies to you. The only requirement is that you pay the electric bill.

The only problem you would have would be if you ended up with a lot of waste water running off the property and it got picked up by the State Engineer. I am not sure that it has ever happened in the NW. So it is mostly to scare us into behaving.

You can also follow the watering days if you wish. We do follow after a fashion but do not get carried away...but we also do not want to flood the joint in the winter.

Tell me what your controller is and if you have the manual. If not I will find it and make you a copy. And I will help you set it up if you wish.
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Old 04-06-2021, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Lone Mountain
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I think you are on a well Mariza. So none of this applies to you. The only requirement is that you pay the electric bill.

You can also follow the watering days if you wish. We do follow after a fashion but do not get carried away...but we also do not want to flood the joint in the winter.

Tell me what your controller is and if you have the manual. If not I will find it and make you a copy. And I will help you set it up if you wish.
I had it set up (by watching a youtube video on programming it) but after
the power reset, there have been a lot of issues with the system. Spigots running
constantly when they should be off etc. I had to shut off the system so
I didn't have constant puddles.

I don't care about the watering days per say since as you know, I am on
a well. I just don't know how often I should be watering to keep the
rose bushes, fruit trees, and palm trees in healthy condition. Utterly
clueless on that. I'm totally okay with paying someone $90 to run
through that with me and educate me on desert gardening and watering
tips.

I already killed two of my smaller palms...poor guys...I also have 2 10 footers
that are in dire shape....might be saveable, might not. Hopefully I can
learn before we have any more plant damage that is unrepairable.
Mariza
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Old 04-06-2021, 05:39 PM
 
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I actually had a controller go bad once. Replaced it with one from Star Nursery.
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