New seeding

Douglas Ely
Updated at 2018-10-09 23:09:48 UTC 
Here in ocean city NJ, when we seed for new grass we need the water to come on twice daily to start germination. When I set my Netro to “new plant” and the soil type to “sandy clay” which is the top layer, the controller had only been watering every 2.21 days. The soil is dust dry. I don’t want to have to make gross adjustments. That is why I bought Netro. What’s wrong?
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Offline alert

Alex R
Updated at 2018-08-05 19:29:29 UTC 
Is there a way to get the Netro system to alert me if the system goes “offline” . I have had to instantes where the system was off line and my plants almost died 
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Disable all zones for winter

Wayne White
Updated at 2018-10-09 23:05:21 UTC 
It’s winter, I have manual zones and 3 sprites. Is there a way to disable the sprites? There has to be. A simple switch I’m missing. 
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How can I give my landscaper a way to manage the watering cycles?

Joshua Berk
Updated at 2018-10-10 06:22:09 UTC 
I would like to be able to share this account with my wife and my landscaper so they have access to turn things on and off when needed. Especially when I'm going to have my landscaper do work on my sprinkler system to fix the heads he needs to be able to test it easily without me being there.
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New app (Android)

Ken Jennings
Updated at 2018-06-08 16:39:10 UTC 

Not really a question but a shout-out about the changes to the app.  l found the wonderful new additions that the Netro team just made.  I suggest everyone check out the new additions.  I have tweked a couple of my zones and Very pleased.  Suggest everyone check it out!


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Great job Team!

robertj51
Updated at 2018-06-11 17:43:40 UTC 
Topic: General
This is a great product with a great application as well. Thanks to the team and the developers for working hard to make this right. This is fantastic!
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Weather override

U Koul
Updated at 2018-06-15 17:39:02 UTC 
Smart watering disables my program as it thinks its going to rain, how do I override it - if the weather forecast doesnt pan out or we dont get enuf rain
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Subsoil Moisture-Netro app

Rick Priory
Updated at 2018-06-16 13:09:48 UTC 
How is the subsoil moisture determined on the Netro App for each zone?
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Soil type?

John Broadbent
Updated at 2018-06-16 14:27:36 UTC 
The app has a number of soil choices- I don’t know which to choose. I assume different soil has different water retention. Is there a list which shows how much water the different soil types require?  Or is there a way to tell which soil you have?
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Two locations

Robert Garlick
Updated at 2018-06-22 13:31:35 UTC 

I have a system working in Florida and I just wanted to do the same thing in Kansas and I bought it and I have wired it but I haven't plugged it in because I don't know how I'm going to control each different location and I'm afraid something might go wrong and I won't be able to water in Florida.

So how do I control each separate location with the same phone?

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Scheduling

Richard Hall
Updated at 2018-07-09 15:56:46 UTC 

i’ve had the controller installed for almost 2months now and it works fine. I like the idea that it seems to know how much to water and keep the lawn  green. However I have pets who use the backyard and would like the watering to be between 9 pm and 5 am.  I think the system can be setup for manual watering times BUT that defeats getting an expensive smart system to replace a low end rainbird system.  

Is there anyway to set up time constraints on the system and still run on automatic,


Also lack of a manual and good instruction is a pain. 

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Smart zone watering some zones multiple times

Jason Warren
Updated at 2018-07-10 11:29:26 UTC 

I have eight zones with smart watering enabled for all zones. I noticed this morning when looking at scheduling that a few of the zones will water multiple times in the same morning. For example, Zone one will water for 4 minutes, Zone 2, Zone 3 excetera. Then it goes back to Zone 1 for 3 minutes, and maybe zone for for 7 minutes. Is this normal?


I have inserted a screen shot.Notice the zone, "house left."



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Manual Watering

Steve
Updated at 2018-07-10 17:54:41 UTC 
is there an option to set up and kick off a manual ad-hoc run without having to schedule it?
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Never waters lawn

Mossy Bank
Updated at 2018-07-12 01:52:11 UTC 
I have had the netro for a  week and it has yet to water the lawn. Today, it states 12 more days until the next water. I have Bermuda grass in Alabama, it is 90+ degrees daily. Seems like it will never water. It has only rained for 5 minutes the last week, but the app thinks it has rained more often.
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Smart vs. manual program

Mike Bujor
Updated at 2018-07-13 22:36:12 UTC 

Hi just wanted to know if I running only customs programs for watering I can take advantage of the Smart Watering feature. In other words, I only have my own watering program, NO smart programs, and need to know if the controller will skip these programs when raining. If NOT will the sensor allow provide that feature?

Thx - Mike

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Same Zone Settings, Different Results

bmcginni
Updated at 2018-07-14 11:23:00 UTC 

Hello - I have a 9 zone system. I have set all of the zones with the exact same settings for type, grass, etc. I do not have any sensors. 

However, the app shows the zones having different moisture levels, and waters certain zones differently than others, even though the settings and system location are the exact same. 

Can you help me understand why the system would treat these identically programmed zones differently

Thanks!

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EPA Recommendations

bmcginni
Updated at 2018-07-14 11:30:12 UTC 

In the zone settings, the app offers different types of watering, for example, regular, deep watering, boost, etc. One is labeled EPA. 


What are the differences between the settings and watering times/amounts for: regular, boost, and EPA?

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Netro app fails to run

Duncan Krause
Updated at 2018-07-29 17:50:52 UTC 

app does not run on iOS 11 iPhone 7 


Any ideas 

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Two zones on same spot

Ken Wiens
Updated at 2018-07-31 22:06:08 UTC 

I have 4 zones. Two of these cover the same piece of ground. One zone has pgm sprayers and the other zone has regular sprayers .But they cover exactly the same area. How do I tell the app this so that it knows that running the sprinklers for one zone waters the same trees and grass as the other zone? 


To try and clarify the question - these zones cover the same physical piece of ground, (they overlap 100%) but netro doesn't know that, so it will water one zone and think the other zone is still in need of watering - and thus water the same grass twice. (each zone once so the same grass twice).  Netro's algorithm for determining soil moisture levels can't work if it doesn't realize these two zones are the same physical piece of grass. 

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Accuracy of dark sky in Canada

Ken Wiens
Updated at 2018-07-31 03:16:54 UTC 

The dark sky android app is not available in Canada  so I wonder how accurate their weather is here.  To try and determine this for myself, I looked at the netro temperature graph..  Today it is 34C at my house  but the temperature summary graph in  Netro says it is only 22C. (for my friends still using Fahrenheit that is about a 24F difference )  Does anyone know when Netro gets the temperature that it uses in the graph? Other thoughts on dark sky accuracy in Canada? 

 

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