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  • #78506
    cygnusecks
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    I have set my watering restrictions to Wednesday+Saturday only, and no watering between 10am and 4pm. This conforms to local ordinances.

    Looking at the calendar in the b-hyve app – all future planned watering always starts right at 4pm on either Wednesday or Saturday. I once heard from a local university agriculture dept that it’s best to time watering to *end* just as the sun rises – to avoid a damp lawn during the entire overnight, encouraging growth of fungus and other bad things.

    So should I be concerned my watering starts at 4pm and ends maybe 2 hours later? Is there a way, other than arbitrarily setting restrictions differently, to force early morning watering? Is the “damp lawn overnight is bad” advice BS?

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    #78513
    pjfrank
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    Just create an artificial water restriction time. I’ve set mine to not between 9am and 6am. Smart watering will then always start at 6am

    Peter

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    #78515
    cygnusecks
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    Thanks pjfrank! I have worked around this software bug as you suggested. I think the system should do this for me when it can.. as early evening watering is bad for lawns.

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    #78528
    RXtreme8
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    I have similar watering restrictions to the OP, however… I want to Maximize my 2 days by having SmartWatering run BOTH 6am AND at 4pm also, as soil dries out heavily in one day.

    I have 4 zone indoor smart timer. All my tweaking of SmartWater schedule resulted in the 6am cycle running thru the 4 zones twice and finishing at like 730.

    Only solution I have is for Smartwater controlling the morning run, and a Manual schedule to trigger the afternoons.

    I want to use SmartWater because Florida summers are so random with afternoon showers and summer storms. And when it’s not raining… the summer sun and sandy soils in the lawn is getting sucked dry.

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