How Does Your Garden Grow?

RachioWhat It Is: A ‘smart’ irrigation system for keeping your lawn and plants looking as fresh and green as can be. Rachio is an easy-to-set-up device that replaces your current sprinkler box. From there, it basically functions in a similar way that Nest devices do for your home. Using a free app, you can control your sprinkler system from anywhere in the world. However, it’s also smart enough to do the work for you; Rachio automatically tracks the weather, as well as analyzes your climate and zone type, to set up an appropriate watering schedule. A must-have for vacationers and lush lawn lovers alike.

Who It’s For: Your parents, that spend most of their summer out at their cottage. Your sibling that should have worked at a golf course, they’re so obsessed with their green lawn. Your husband, who never met a smart gadget he didn’t like. Did I mention it also makes a swell Father’s Day pick?

What It Costs: Rachio comes in two sizes – the smaller model is $279 and covers 8 different sprinkler zones, while the bigger one is $329 and covers 16 different zones.

Where It’s At: Home Depot – online and in stores.

Bonus entry into my Culinary Cottage giveaway! Tell me in the comments below – what do you think about this internet of things product?

27 Responses to “How Does Your Garden Grow?”
  1. Rachel C. says:

    I love this idea! My boyfriend and I moved into our house last last year, so we’re just now getting the garden sorted out. This would be great!

  2. cynthia says:

    not for me but interesting

  3. Joan G. says:

    Neat little device but not for me.

  4. Aimee says:

    It’s a good idea if you travel a lot

  5. Lindsey says:

    Honestly, I don’t really see the need for it.

  6. Heather Swanson says:

    seems abit extreme

  7. Anne Derkat says:

    Oh. why didn’t they have something like this when I was still in my house with the big yard.

  8. SandyS says:

    Technology is making our lives easier especially if you travel.

  9. Katie says:

    I think it could be handy, but I wouldn’t have much use for it

  10. kiraali says:

    My brother would love this eventually. I personally don’t have much need for such a device.

  11. Mary warner says:

    I only know one man who is this lawn obbessed. Not for Me.

  12. I like it, very useful.

  13. Susan Patterson says:

    I love it for the especially hard areas to water – just as long as there is no water shortage or ban listed – thanks you!

  14. Alison K says:

    Culinary Cottage bonus entry: good for controlling water distribution as I’ve seen sprinklers go on even though it’s raining.

  15. Terry says:

    I think this is a great idea. The lawn isn’t my main interest, but keeping the flowers, herbs, tomatoes and the rest of the garden growing this product is just what I need for when I go on vacation.

  16. intensev5 says:

    I love how this product makes life easier

  17. Jessica e says:

    A ‘smart’ irrigation system seems like a smart idea!

  18. Susan says:

    I really like this product and its ease of use.

  19. cookie3 says:

    NOt a bad idea for travelers, but if you are on a staycation to save money then you may as well water the lawn manually.

  20. Edith Rennes says:

    Sounds like a great idea

  21. Susan T. says:

    I’m not sure that I’d use it but I know many people who would love it! It would be really helpful when I go on vacation though so maybe I’m coming around to the idea! 🙂

  22. janicour says:

    We live on acreage with no watering system, so this would not be very practical. I think it would be great in the city.

  23. Debra says:

    Has possibilities, and certainly much less expensive than having a system professionally installed.

  24. Skylin Martin says:

    My mom loves having the grass green and the flowers growing so this would make it that much easier for her!

  25. Annie Demill says:

    We are on a well so this is not practical for us but I know people living in the city who would love this

  26. Victoria Ess says:

    I likely wouldn’t get much out of this.

  27. Donnas says:

    Nice that you can travel and come home and your lawn is lush and green.

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