Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller Review

In order to have a great looking lawn, you have to make sure it gets the water that it needs. This is why many people use a sprinkler. Whether you use a rotating one or a solid position one, the lawn gets watered.

But the problem is that your sprinkler doesn’t stop watering when the yard has enough moisture. It can run for hours and you end up with a saturated lawn that can damage grass.

Plus, it also costs you extra money on your water bill every time your sprinkler waters more than is necessary. You can make sure that you’re home to manually check the lawn and turn the sprinkler on or off as needed.

You can set daily reminders. Or, you can get a smart sprinkler controller. The Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller uses smart technology to take watering your yard to a new level.

It can be programmed to pay attention to the weather in your area thanks to the Weather Intelligence feature that it has. Using this feature, it checks data from thousands of weather information sites including satellite weather so it can gauge the best performance for your lawn.

Based on the information it gets, it’ll decide the timing to water your lawn as well as the amount of water to give. It’s easy to set up and get started with the controller. It uses a Wi-Fi connection so you can arrange your sprinkler system using just the app.

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While the system is in use, you’ll be able to check the cover to determine which area the sprinkler is watering at the time. If there’s a problem with the setup, you’ll get a light based alert notification on the cover.

The controller can be set to water eight zones. You can add to the controller’s ability if you get the flow meter, which can show you the flow rates as well as uncover any leaks. This bundle set up will give you a notification when there’s a problem.

When you want to schedule the days for the controller to water the lawn, you go into the app and schedule that or you can just use the Quick Run feature. The controller can be programmed for soil type, sun exposure and the slant of your yard.

When you open up the app, you’ll see what the weather is going to be like for your area for that week. This will help you to determine the watering times and days. You’ll also be able to see the zone cycles.

When you check the app, you’ll also be able to see how much time or water was spent watering the lawn. You can use the Flex feature to save money. This feature lets the controller determine how best to save the amount of water used.

You can also take advantage of the skips or delays such as wind or freeze, which keeps the controller from starting the sprinkler if the weather isn’t optimal. Cut your water bill by using the smart controller that stops wasting your water and your money while it still makes your lawn look great.

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