Yardian’s Smart Program automatically calculates the most efficient watering schedule for your yard based on the weather data, zone profiles, your preferences for each zone, and optional water restrictions.
The calculation is a 7-day cycle. The information on the first day is accurate, but the following 6 days are estimated for reference. Every day at midnight, the schedule will be recalculated based on the updated weather data.
Yardian's Smart Program is structured using the EPA WaterSense weather-based smart watering algorithm. Learn more about How Smart Watering Works.
- First, let’s modify the MAD (% Maximum Allowable Depletion) in the Plant setting page to determine the watering interval. A higher MAD value will result in a longer watering interval, while a lower MAD value will result in a shorter watering interval.
If you usually run a zone 3 times a week, you can modify the MAD value to get an estimated watering interval of around 2.3 days (7 divided by 3 is 2.3).
- Once the watering interval is determined, we can adjust the watering time by changing the AR (Application Rate) value in the Sprinkler Heads setting page. A higher AR value will result in a shorter watering time, while a lower AR value will result in a longer watering time.