Controller & Irrigation Information
Irrigation  
 
How much do I water? You can either go the traditional route of figuring this out by yourself. Or you can get one of the new smart controllers that are now on the market. We are using the Rachio internet connected controller on most of our new projects for its connection to local weather stations that adjust the irrigation program to real time local weather data and easy access on your smart phone to monitor and make adjustments.

Plant types

  • Drought tolerant plants - Native & Mediterranean species, succulents
  • Moderate water needs - Shrubs, Roses, & Bermuda Grass
  • High water needs - Azaleas, Impatiens, Lawns (other than Bermuda grass)

 

WEEKLY WATERING GUIDE

Drought Tolerant Plants

  • Winter --            None
  • Spring / Fall --   None to 1 x weekly
  • Summer  --        1  x weekly

Moderate water needs

  • Winter --             None to 1 x weekly
  • Spring / Fall --     1 x weekly
  • Summer --           2 x weekly

High water needs

  • Winter --              None to 1 x weekly (depending on rainfall) 
  • Spring / Fall --      2 x weekly
  • Summer --            3 - 4 x weekly

 

Adjustments to make

  • Decrease for shady areas
  • Increase for full sun
  • Decrease for heavy clay soil
  • Increase for sandy soil

Sprinkler types & watering times

  • Regular sprinkler heads  -- 10 - 15 minutes
  • Rotating or oscillating heads -- 20 - 45 minutes
  • Drip systems -- 45 minutes - 1 hour

RainDial Controller Manual

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Rachio

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Communities served: Pasadena, Los Angeles, Altadena, South Pasadena, Sierra Madre, San Marino, Monrovia, Arcadia, Studio City, Glendale & Burbank.