Originally Posted by Kiril
There is no need to cycle and soak as long as your precipitation rate doesn't exceed the infiltration rate of the soil.
The problem with that is first getting the water TO the soil. With thick thatch and layers of built of crap, sometimes the water will run off on slopes before it can even get to the soil. Yes, the customer should do proper aeration and other processes to prevent this, but it doesn't always happen.