What are base durations?

Base Zone Durations

Once you have finalized entering in your zone attributes (vegetation, soil, nozzle type, slope and shade) the Rachio will create an initial watering time based on the data provided. Sometimes a selected zone attribute can be incorrect and throw off the calculation. It's important to double check the zone attributes, in particular your vegetation and nozzle selections, as these two attributes impact watering durations the most:

  • The vegetation selection determines your root zone depth; an important factor in calculating watering durations. Double check & edit your root zone depth via the Advanced Zone Settings if the default values are incorrect.
  • The default nozzle precipitation rates are averages and can vary pending your system’s setup and layout. A catch cup test might be needed to calculate your actual nozzle precipitation rates.
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