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For best results, create a weekly watering schedule. Figure out your total weekly watering needs (run times). Divide those run times into watering days, and if your timer supports multiple start times, by that number. For example, if the weekly watering requirement for one zone is 65 minutes a week, you would water 9-10 minutes every day or 16-17 minutes every other day. It is better to water for shorter periods, but to do it more often. This allows the moisture level in the soil to remain constant. Also, consider the type of soil you are watering. If you have sandy soil, longer run times may be better, whereas with clay soils, you will need to apply water more slowly and use more start times. The key is building the most flexibility into your system possible, and using that flexibility to create the most precise schedule you can. Precision equals performance and water savings.
Title: Water scheduling for your irrigation system.
Description: General information on set up your watering schedule.
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