Today only, you can pick up the popular 2nd-gen Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller for just $103.65 at Amazon, which is close to $50 off the average price. This version is designed to handle up to eight zones. There's also a 16-zone version that is discounted at the moment, but the price is slightly higher than deals we've seen in the past, whereas the eight-zone version is at its best price in history. You may be wondering why you'd spend over $100 to replace your existing controller that "works just fine", but the answer is pretty simple.
The biggest benefit to the Rachio system is the smarts of it, not the fact that it can turn your sprinklers on and off. It uses local weather forecasts to help you avoid watering your yard while it's raining, and you can set rain thresholds so it will skip watering if there has been enough, or is enough rain predicted for the near future. You can also start a quick run right from your phone, or even an Alexa-enabled device like the Echo Dot if you want some extra watering on a certain part of your yard.
Each month the system intelligently updates its scheduling (depending on which mode you use) and as the seasons change it adapts as well. I've been using a Rachio system for just over a year now, and I can't live without it. The days of watering my yard while it's raining, or having expensive bills because I didn't know how to properly water my yard are now a thing of the past. At this price, your yard deserves one of these!
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