If you’re pumping up your landscaping game, you’ll need the best sprinkler controller to help you manage it all. But there are so many out there how do you even know where to start? We’ve assembled a handy guide that will help you navigate through sprinkler systems like a pro. Here are some things to be on the lookout for in a great sprinkler system.
WiFi: If you want a sprinkler system that keeps itself up to date with the latest weather, WiFi capability is a great feature. WiFi capable controllers are also more likely to be able to be controlled by your smartphone, tablet, or computer.
Smartphone Ready: Looking to make your whole home smart? Grab a controller that works with your smartphone. Many controllers come with apps that give you detailed information about your water and allow you to remotely control your system.
EPA Certified: EPA certified systems can greatly reduce your water usage. This not only saves the environment, it saves your money. Some EPA certified systems even can be redeemed for rebates that cover the cost of the machine.
Battery Powered: Some systems are battery powered, which allows you to place the controller anywhere and make it more mobile. If you are going to remotely control your system, this may not matter as much to you.
Weather Aware: A weather aware system lets your water controller work with nature, not against it. No more worrying about wasting water on your lawn when it just rained yesterday, or not using enough water during a dry spell.
Size: Your controller should tuck easily away somewhere, allowing you to forget it's even there when you’re not scheduling your water management. Although, if it just goes in your garage, it may not matter so much.
You’re all set to search for the best irrigation controller! If you’re in a hurry, just check out our first two. Both our top and budget picks are great choices or anyone looking for a great water system. Our other eight picks are also great systems, allowing you to easily control your water system. Happy watering!
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Jennifer Trimbee, a lead researcher and writer at GeekWrapped, is an expert writer with many years of experience. Jennifer writes about technology, sports, outdoor, and gear products.
Article last updated on:
September 30, 2019