In-ground irrigation systems are great — if you use them correctly.

Unfortunately, they can have an insufficient distribution of water, require manual adjustments, and can result in overwatering or under-watering your lawn.

Unlike a smart sprinkler controller, these systems oftentimes can cause your water bill to shoot up, and because of that, many people do not install one.

But what if there were a system that took care of all of that? A system that is easily controlled, convenient, and conserves water?

Rachio’s R3 Smart Sprinkler Irrigation Controller makes it possible!

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Smart Sprinkler Controller Technology

The Rachio R3 Smart Sprinkler Irrigation Controller lets you control your sprinkler system easily.

With its app, you can manage your system from anywhere — no manual adjustments required! The app allows you to run sprinklers, view upcoming schedules, and observe water usage.

It helps you conserve your water and could save up to 50% on your monthly water bill. The irrigation controller is also compatible with Amazon’s Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple Home Kit, and more.

The smart sprinkler controller and app have a Weather Intelligence Plus feature that automatically postpones watering with its Rain Skip, Wind Skip, Freeze Skip, and more, ensuring you only water your yard when necessary.

Also, Rachio tailors a watering schedule to your needs, based on plant type, sun exposure, and more!

Features and Functionality

You can install this system in 30 minutes or less without special tools.

On the app, an installation tutorial leads the way and makes for a headache-free process.

Rachio smart sprinkler controllers are compatible with 95% of systems and replace 97% of existing controllers.

Water only what you need and save what you don’t!

Find the Rachio R3 Smart Sprinkler Irrigation Controller at The Home Depot.

Watch the video above to find out more.

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Jodi Marks

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Jodi Marks is a construction expert and television personality who’s always on the lookout for ways to make a job easier as she hosts “Best New Products” for Today’s Homeowner. After obtaining a degree in psychology, she joined her father's construction company as a project manager. Jodi's career in television began when she was selected to co-host the series Fix It Up! on Home and Garden Television (HGTV). She went on to host several other shows on HGTV, Turner South, and TBS, and co-created The Tile Doctor series with Paul Wilson. Jodi also earned her general contractor's and real estate licenses in Georgia and has been renovating and flipping houses.

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