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Garden Tech: A ‘Smart’ Irrigation Controller That Can Change Your Life

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Garden Tech: A ‘Smart’ Irrigation Controller That Can Change Your Life

November 8, 2018

When you’re watering a garden, smart irrigation controllers take away the guesswork. They even check the weather forecast in your neighborhood before deciding how much water to give your plants.

The newest generation smart controller from Rachio is a stylish, easy-to-use model:

A slim Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller measures 9.\1 by 5.5 inches (and is \1.4 inches deep); \$\2\29.99.
Above: A slim Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller measures 9.1 by 5.5 inches (and is 1.4 inches deep); $229.99.

Save water and make plants happier. With a smart irrigation controller, technology allows you to customize the irrigation levels in your garden based on soil type, sun exposure, and your plants’ needs.

“Rachio lets you choose fixed or flexible schedules for watering, but either way the controller makes daily adjustments depending on weather conditions. Let’s say low temperatures are forecast; the Rachio will automatically skip watering that day,” writes our contributor Barbara Peck.

Above: To power the smart irrigation controller, connect it to the AC power adapter (included).

Rachio’s smart irrigation controller is designed to withstand temperatures from -4 degrees Fahrenheit to 140 degrees Fahrenheit.

Read more and see more smart-home ideas in Hardscaping 101: Smart Irrigation Controllers. See more Garden Tech that can make your life easier:

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