You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him conserve it. That's were the Rachio Iro smart sprinkler controller excels. What began as a quest to help a sweet little ol' lady make sure her fancy-leafed caladium and fiddle leaf ficus, as well as the lawn, got the proper amount of water turned me into an early supporter of this team in Colorado.
Now I can keep my eye on that sweet little ol' lady's lawn and garden from several hundred miles away. Should she call me to say she thinks the veggie beds look a bit dry, I can change the schedule for her. No more over- or under-watering! Gardeners learn by trowel and error, but the Iro is a smart controller. It learns from your settings and automatically adjusts to weather and seasonal changes.
The Rachio Iro appeals to the techie in me, but if you can type LOL on your smartphone, you can connect the Iro to your home wi-fi. Should you have any questions setting up your smart controller, the customer support from Rachio is exemplary.
The Rachio team is not content to sit back, put their feet up and enjoy their lawn, but continue to make improvements and provide updates to this smart controller.
Be sure to find out if your local water provider is offering rebates on purchases of smart irrigation controllers for water conservation. Mine does!
Disclaimer: I am an avid gardener and I do love playing in the dirt, and while I am not being paid huge sums of money to write this promotional message, I am the proud owner of a Rachio T-shirt.