The 5 Best Smart Sprinkler Systems to Conserve Water and Cash

MakeUseOf | 8/20/2019 | Emma Roth
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You have a smartphone, a smart TV, and a smart assistant, so why not upgrade your sprinkler system as well? Not only do smart sprinkler systems make it easier to water your lawn, but they also help you conserve money and water.

Most smart sprinkler systems automatically shut off when it’s raining, so you won’t have to worry about going outside just to turn the water off. If that alone doesn’t convince you to get an upgrade, here are some of the best smart sprinkler systems that will.

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Rachio is a smart sprinklers industry leader, and the Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller is its latest device. The Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler can save you up to 50 percent on your water bill. So, while you prevent your lawn from getting over-watered, you can cut down on your expenses at the same time.

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You can connect the device to your smartphone, allowing you to have full control of your sprinkler system via the Rachio app. From the app, you can set a watering schedule, turn your system on or off, and check out your projected water usage. When you create your schedule, adding data like your soil type, sun exposure, and plant breeds will help the Rachio 3 determine the most efficient way to water your landscape.

The Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler uses a built-in weather system to predict the forecast for your area. If it senses rain, wind, or snow, the Rachio 3 will shut itself off. The device is also compatible with Alexa, and Google Assistant, which lets you control your sprinklers with only your voice.

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If you’re worried about the work involved when installing the actual device, just know that it only takes 30 minutes to install. Better yet, you don’t need any specific tools to...
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