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@Chris LI the rainbow is the go to for me. It's funny looking at the cloudburst specs I thought it would be perfect gpm wise as I'm pushing 30+ from the well but my avg pressure is around 50psi so it under performed a bit.

I've only used TR this season. I do have some H2O Max on hand but I haven't tried it yet. Maybe next year I'll split the yard in half and do a little test.

I do like the TR though. I've been pretty consistent with it from spring on. Initially I targeted areas that presented localized dry spots the last couple of seasons and when the heat set in I started to do broadcast apps of the whole lawn about every three weeks. With that said I also believe I've found the sweet spot for irrigation for my climate and soil so that has helped as well.
 

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Thank you for your experiences with both of the nozzles. Mine is similar with volume/psi, and I ordered the Rainbow along with the Pellet Pro from feedback from other TLF members during my research. I bounce between the two, because I'm torn between the flow of the Cloudburst and the psi of the Rainbow, and didn't want to pay for a third nozzle (Rainmaker-green), which was expensive at ~$30.

I'm utilizing both the TR and H20 Maximizer for the purposes listed for each, but should try to experiment to compare them like you mentioned. So far, they're both performing very well.
 

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Update! The second half of August was a tough month. Temps were wild with 10 days or so at around 115. I was paying extra attention to my irrigation and monitoring the turf closely. No doubt some drought stressed kicked but I also had a second wave of billbugs damage that I missed initially as I assumed it was drought.

The area within my walkway was definitely hit the hardest. I would say about 50% of it was toast. I've put some plugs in some spots but then decided to reseed the bare areas as I had some on hand. The main area of the lawn wasn't hit as bad so the game plan is to plug the thinner areas.

Temps declined rapidly in the last two weeks and the lawn is recovering nicely. With soil temp averages being well over 100 I wasn't sure how well it would recover but I'm impressed so far.

Pictures are 12 days apart




 
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