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Tuesday, March 11, 2014
TexasET Network Landscape Watering Recommendations - "Cougar Central Austin"
We received a little bit of rain last week and it is warming up today to 82 degrees, looking like Winter is behind us. Based on the rain we received last week, you are probably OK to NOT water this week, so turn your controller OFF. If you still want to water, only water 1/4" this week. A good programming strategy is to set your controller default runtimes @100% seasonal adjust to to apply 1" of water per week, then you can reduce you seasonal adjust to 20-30% ( .2-.3") for this week. This is using your controller like a thermostat or "accelerator" pedal to regulate watering. There are some sensors ( Solar Sync, Weatherstations, Soil Moisture sensors, etc. ) that will make these adjustments automatically for you.