You need to match the precipitation rate with the type of soil.
Different absorption rates will dictate the frequency of watering to reach the required water needs for the plants
For example: You find that you must water your plot 3 hours per week, but the soil may not be able to absorb the required amount in 3 hours.
May have to water 2, 3 or 4 times per week***
Soil & absorption Over 1.7” per hour Good to excessive Low High Sandy 1 to 1.7” per hour Good Moderate Moderate Loam .2” per hour Poor High Low Clay Water absorption Drainage Water retention Water intake rate Soil Type