Control Your Irrigation System with Your Phone

You may have a fancy irrigation system installed. It may be set up to water according to general needs: mornings, every other day, etc., but in our experience, most have no clue how those tricky knobs and buttons work. Once your landscaper installs the irrigation system, most homeowners are afraid to touch it – for fear that they’ll be watering the yard into a low-land swamp. That is why we have Teo, our in-house irrigation system expert who handles all of our customer irrigation complications. But what if there were an easier way to alter your irrigation system settings that didn’t involve a full fledged intervention from Teo?  What do you do when their is a giant deluge and you aren’t home to switch it off? What about when water restrictions are in place over the summer? What if you are on vacation and need to quickly adjust settings? Now, there are answers. Rachio IRO is a new product that is installed right alongside your current irrigation system that allows you to control your irrigation system remotely on your phone. Skeptical? We were too, until reading this fabulous review.

What the Heck is the Rachio IRO?

Rachio-iro-660x351 - a smart addition to your irrigation system

Sound crazy and  difficult doesn’t it? Well it isn’t. As John Brandon states in his review, he had it up and running in 15 minutes on his phone! Here’s the description from the company.

“Iro is a smart irrigation controller that makes it easy and affordable for homeowners to have beautiful, sustainable landscapes. It works by seamlessly integrating with your home’s WiFi, instantly connecting it to the Rachio software. From there Rachio automatically adjusts your watering schedule based on weather, seasonality, zone-type and regional characteristics.”

Key Features of the Rachio IRO Remote Irrigation System Controller

  • Automatic scheduling: Using information collected from your zones, it helps create the perfect irrigation schedule.
  • Smart-Cycle: Uses your unique location to determine best-practices for watering.
  • Seasonalized: Automatically adjusts watering times for different seasons based on where you are in the world.
  • Operate from anywhere: Connects to your WiFi network and can be controlled remotely with your smartphone (Apple iOS or Android device).
  • Analytics and reports: get personalized watering reports to see how much water you are saving or could be saving.

The Rachio Iro is available from Home Depot or Amazon for around $200.00.

Think the Rachio IRO may be perfect for you? Just let us know. We are happy to install one alongside an irrigation system already in place or a brand new system. Lucky for us, the Rachio IRO integrates seamlessly with Rain Bird products, our favorite when it comes to quality irrigation systems. Whether your next yard project involves a simple irrigation installation or a complete yard makeover, All Oregon Landscaping has experts standing by to provide a free quote. Let us send our experts to your property to work out a personalized quote according to your properties’ unique needs. We work in Portland and all the surrounding areas, with special concentration in Lake Oswego, Beaverton and Sherwood.

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