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Old 10-29-2020, 01:33 PM
 
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Hi,

I recently installed a Hunter Pro HC sprinkler controller. I would like to water the lawn and garden beds once a week. There are several predictive watering adjustments and weather station adjustments. Can anyone recommend what settings they use? I have mixture of grasses - rye, bluegrass and fescue and I live in Huntington.

Currently I have it set at:
1. Not to water when temps are less than 45F
2. Water 30% more when temps are above 80F
3. Do not water when chance of rain is higher than 80%
4. Do not water when 1.5in+ rainfall in last 7 days

I have never had a nice proper lawn before so I'm new to this. Thanks so much!
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Old 10-29-2020, 02:33 PM
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Those sound like good dead average settings.
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Old 10-29-2020, 04:27 PM
 
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I have a Rachio and it works a bit differently - my only concern about your settings is during the hottest months if once a week is enough? Mine will water more frequently and then as the weather cools lengthen the time between watering.
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Old 10-29-2020, 06:04 PM
 
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Thanks for your reply. The only thing I have to mitigate that is "Water 30% more when temps are above 80F". Will 30% more be sufficient? I might have wait until Summer and see how that pans out.
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Old 10-29-2020, 06:44 PM
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You will definitely have weather related tweaks. Irrigation is never "set it and forget it".
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Old 10-29-2020, 06:58 PM
 
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You will definitely have weather related tweaks. Irrigation is never "set it and forget it".
It’s gotten better than the old Rainbird water on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday model though.

I love that if it rains my system knows to skip, and if it’s getting hotter to water more frequently.

Plus if I see something looking a bit dry I can manually start it from my phone and select the # of minutes to water.
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Old 10-29-2020, 08:02 PM
 
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Yes, that's very true. Good points.
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