Setting Your Zone Moisture Targets with UgMO
Ideally, the best irrigation program is one that has available water in the soil for plant uptake for the longest period of time. Lighter, more porous soils like sands saturate quickly but drain just as quickly in many cases. Heavier, less porous soils like clays and organic soils saturate more slowly but also hold on to the water for much longer periods of time. Therefore, no one watering cycle and duration is ideal for all soils.
Moisture Target guidelines based on soil type