If I can only water one day a week, should I still use a soil moisture sensor?
Posted by Leanne Lloyd-Fairey on 06 August 2015 02:07 PM

Yes. If you are under a watering restriction that allows you to water only one day a week, you have an ideal scenario for using a soil moisture sensor with the upper threshold watering strategy. Suppose your watering day happens to be on a day after a rainstorm; the soil moisture sensor will help you conserve even more water by determining just how much water is needed to bring the soil moisture level to field capacity.

You will find instructions for programming your Baseline irrigation controller for the upper threshold watering strategy in the following documents:

BaseStation 1000 -- Configuring Upper Threshold Moisture Sensor-based Watering

BaseStation 3200 – Configuring Upper Threshold Moisture Sensor-based Watering