This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Rachio. All opinions are 100% mine.
I remember being so happy to find out there was a sprinkler system in our new home. It was all setup to water the gardens and the front yard. I was so happy I wasn’t going to have to remember to water the flowers and vegetable plants anymore. That was always pretty fun for the first couple of weeks . . . but as summer carried on, it would became more and more of a hassle.
With my new (to me) sprinkler system life was going to be awesome, and it was. However, I quickly noticed there was plenty of room for improvement. The timer was a little antiquated and tough to set up and it did exactly what it was meant to do – turn on at a set schedule -nothing more, nothing less.
So I jumped at the opportunity to work with Rachio, makers of the best-selling and highest rated smart Sprinkler Controller. We had the chance to reveiw the Rachio 3, which makes your sprinkler system smart, was going to be a game changer! Setting up your home sprinkler system with the new Rachio 3 will Fix dead grass and make your yard the envy of the neighborhood!
The Rachio 3 takes about 30 minutes to go from sitting in the box to being mounted and functioning like an all-star. For even a novice DIY’er install is a breeze. It is compatible with any in-ground sprinkler. Install is really as simple as removing your old controller, mounting the Rachio, plugging in your existing wires into the easy press connectors of the Rachio, and then completing the rest by using the Rachio app.
Why Is It Better Than Your Current Sprinkler System?
This is a simple question, it is better because it is smart! I remember the first summer in our home with the sprinkler system, I would get so irked when it was raining outside and then the sprinklers would turn on. How is this productive? There has to be a better way, right?
Of course! This is where the Rachio 3 steps up and truly earns it’s stripes. The Rachio 3 has exclusive Weather Intelligence that automatically adjusts it’s watering schedule based on the real time weather at your home! The app pulls in the weather data within a 36’ radius that you set up, wow! This data is gathered from satellites, radar and weather station data from a quarter million sources.
What exactly does this mean for you? Well, this is my favorite feature, hands down. If it rains a certain amount, the Rachio 3 will automatically skip the next watering cycle. If it is raining, your sprinklers will not turn on – how much sense does this make? No more wasting money because you are watering while it is raining. It truly is the Smarter way to water your lawn & I love it!
Yep, There’s An App For That
The Rachio app is awesome. You can set it up to send you notifications to make you aware when scheduled waterings will be skipped due to weather. You can also control your sprinkler system through the Rachio app. You can turn on different zones, pause, turn off, change the schedule and more!
The last incredible thing that I love about the Rachio is that I can set it up to work with my Amazon Alexa. The Rachio 3 is the most connected smart controller on the market. It takes your smart home and turns it into your smart property . . . yard included. The Rachio connects with your Alexa, Google Assistant, Smart Things, Nest, IFTTT and more.
Our Rachio 3 Sprinkler System is on the outside of our house. Rachio also has a sweet case for your system available as well. Check out our final setup.
The Rachio 3 comes in 8 and 16 zone options, in addition to that, you can add the Rachio Wireless Flow Meter. This will alert you of any issues, leaks, water usage and more. What a great addition to an already awesome idea.
If you have a sprinkler system, you NEED to look into the Rachio 3, you will love the options it provides you. I dunno about you, but I LOVE the idea of taking my smart home outdoors. I know you will love it too! To help you get started, you can use this code now through July 11th, and you will receive $30 off your Rachio purchase, 2WIRED2TIRED30