I LOVE This Smart Sprinkler System!

You know me.. I LOVE connected home stuff. Anything to make my life simpler! So, it’s only natural that I would have a smart sprinkler system, too, right?

Yep, I use a Rachio smart sprinkler system. My particular version can control up to 16 different zones! It takes into account a ton of factors for each different zone to optimize watering.. Soil type, sun, current and forecast weather, slope, what type of sprayer is in that zone, etc! Rachio also ties into IFTTT, so controlling it with other things, triggering in different ways, even voice controlling via Amazon Echo is all possible!




Weather Impacts:

What is really cool is that I can use my Netatmo home weather station  to tie into the weather part of the sprinklers. Now, if you don’t have this, don’t worry, it will use the nearest approved weather sensor, like NWS, etc. This takes into account not only the current conditions, but the forecast, so it can optimize the schedule of watering! For example, if it rains, it will put the system on a rain delay.. No need to run if it’s raining! If it’s going to freeze, it won’t run, etc! We’ve had a lot of rain lately so you can see some decent gaps in between the waterings.







Manual Sprinkler Control:

Of course you can manually control everything too! You can select a duration and run each of your zones as you wish.





Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller, WiFi, 16 Zone 2nd Generation, Works with Amazon Alexa

Features: Works with Alexa.  Control watering with the power of your voice. Use more than 100 different voice commands to run zones, set rain skips and more.Wi-Fi Connection:Wi-Fi (2.4GHz) required. Supports dedicated 2.4GHz and dual-band networks., Control from anywhere.  Download the Rachio app to manage your sprinkler system on a smartphone, tablet or laptop., Adapts to local weather.  Rachio will automatically skip a scheduled watering cycle when rain is predicted and adjust watering times as the seasons change, saving you water and money., Reduce your water bill.  Save up to 50% on your outdoor watering bill with WaterSense certified technology. Check your local water provider for rebates (often up to 100% of retail value)., Customize to your yard.  Stop guessing – input zone details like soil type, plant type and sun exposure to let Rachio automatically set up the best watering schedules for your lawn. Tailored schedules give your yard exactly the water needed to thrive, and not a drop more.

The new gen 2 Rachio smart sprinkler controller offers amazing features, water with true intelligence. Your sprinkler system is now smarter than ever. Rachio puts everything you need in one place, giving you total control over your yard. Now, calibrate soil, vegetation, slope, sun exposure, and nozzle types. Choose from national and local weather stations to get the most accurate weather data for your location. No more one-size-fits-all you have the freedom to make adjustments over time and tune your Rachio to your unique landscape. Control from anywhere. On any device. Set it and forget it or control and manage the details yourself. You can even give your professional landscaper access when needed. Android, IOS and laptop versions of the app give you complete control at home or away. Better data equals smarter watering. The app makes it easy to get the best weather data available. Zoom in on your neighborhood and choose the weather station best suited for your location. Free your sprinklers from rigid schedules. Flex schedules keeps up with the rapidly changing weather. Automatically adjust frequency while watering deeper. Providing your plants with the right amount of water at just the right time. All this means healthier plants, deep.
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Brandon Sullivan

I am an entrepreneur, meteorologist and storm chaser. I travel and take captivating photos and videos across the world. If I'm not chasing, I'm at the gym. All opinions are my own and do not represent my employers or investments.

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