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How do I turn on and use Smart Watering?

To turn on Smart Watering in an existing Schedule, go to Schedules --> Select a Schedule --> Schedule Details --> Toggle Smart Watering ON --> Save. 

To turn Smart Watering on in a new Schedule, go to  Schedules --> + Add New Schedule --> Select Zones --> Toggle Smart Watering ON --> Save --> Create Schedule. 

To use Smart Watering to the best of its abilities, we recommend ensuring your Zone's Details are as accurate as possible. You can also utilize an on-site wired rain sensor which will prevent watering when rain is detected.
Zone details include: Zone Type (Advanced details such as Zone Area, Crop Coefficient, System Efficiency, Root Depth, Management Allowed Depletion), Exposure, Soil Type, Slope, and Head Type (Advanced details such as Number of Heads, Head/Nozzle Flow Rate).

Soil Type: The classification of soil based on its texture, structure, and water retention properties. Different soil types have varying water infiltration rates and water-holding capacities, impacting irrigation needs. Understanding soil type helps in adjusting irrigation frequency and duration accordingly. For help determining your soil type please see: or

Crop Coefficient: A numerical factor used to adjust irrigation schedules based on the water needs of different types of plants or crops. Higher coefficients indicate plants with greater water requirements, while lower coefficients indicate plants with lower water needs. For help determining crop coefficient:

Root Depth: The depth at which plant roots extend into the soil. Understanding root depth helps determine how deep water should be applied to ensure it reaches the root zone, promoting healthy plant growth.

Management Allowed Depletion (MAD): The percentage of soil moisture that can be depleted before irrigation is needed. MAD helps in scheduling irrigation cycles based on desired soil moisture levels, ensuring plants receive adequate water without over-irrigation.

Sun Exposure: The amount of sunlight an area receives, influencing factors such as evaporation and transpiration rates, and therefore affecting the water requirements of plants. Adjusting irrigation based on sun exposure helps maintain optimal soil moisture levels for plant growth. For our system: 6-8 hours is considered "Full Sun",  4-6 hours is considered "Partial Shade" and less than 4 hours is considered "Shade".

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