Flexible Monthly Schedules group zones and recommend watering times and intervals for all of the zones on the schedule. As such,
the most sensitive zone (i.e. annuals) will impact the schedule interval
; causing more frequent waterings. An easy solution is to
group similar vegetation zones together (i.e. all grass zones)
and avoid mixing zone vegetation types (i.e. grass + annuals).
Flexible Monthly Schedules leverage 30 year historical data to determine the watering interval; which allows for smooth transitions month over month.
uses real time ET data to skip watering events but will not delay to reschedule the skipped watering event; think of it like your car telling you that you can keep driving as you have "x" miles left in the tank.
Smart Cycle might appear to work differently on Flexible Monthly Schedules pending the zones you have on the schedule. Unlike Flex schedules which could run any combination on zones on a given allowed watering day, As Needed Schedule run ALL zones in the schedule in the same watering event. Remember,
Smart Cycle does not work on ANY schedules with zones that have drip nozzles
Flexible Monthly Schedules will check the weather to see if the schedule can be skipped
oughly 1 hour before the scheduled watering time
. Unlike Flexible Daily Schedules, the calendar will not dynamically adjust with the weather. Think of the rain drop icon on the calendar as a watering appointment that
skipped if weather conditions allow.
cannot add zones
to Flexible Monthly Schedules after the schedule has been created. To do this, please create a new schedule. Don't be afraid to delete and play around.
Zone durations can be set to zero to "disable" a zone
in an As Needed Schedule.
Restrictions are not allowed
on Flexible Monthly Schedules. There is a work around
to trigger a rain delay if you wish to hack it.