Rainfall is free irrigation, but if your controller is not measuring and using the rain properly for irrigation, you are missing out.
Not to mention the embarrassment when your sprinklers are on and it is raining. There are many ways to suspend irrigation during the rain, but the more significant question is when to turn it back on so you do not overwater.
In addition, watering before a rain is costly because your soil is saturated when the rain comes. Finally, rain is measured in inches, and irrigation is applied in inches per hour, and how much of the rain that fell is usable. We are going to answer all these questions on Wednesday. We will discuss:
- How to avoid having your sprinklers run during a rain.
- How to suspend irrigation during rainy weather and how to know when to turn irrigation back on?
- Using rain forecast to determine when to stop watering to take advantage of the rain.
- How much is water from rain is useful?