Smart Irrigation Controllers

Use these wireless sprinkler controllers to manage the watering of your yard remotely using your smart device.

  • Integrate real-time weather forecast data
  • Control your system from anywhere in the world using home WiFi and ethernet connection
  • Sync with moisture sensors installed in your yard
  • Reduce your monthly bills while helping to conserve limited water resources

Retail Solutions

blossom-irrigationMore Details


Price: $149 (Available Now)
Apps: Android, Apple

Description: "We created Blossom to be a simple, smart and economical solution to this problem. Blossom uses weather intelligence to automatically pull in data from multiple forecast services and constantly makes adjustments for a highly accurate localized watering plan. Share your yard’s plant types and it will customize the right water schedule for each vegetation. Blossom makes all the difficult decisions for you and keeps you connected from your smartphone, tablet or computer."

Zones: 12 zones
Connectivity: WiFi + Powerline
Additional Details: Kickstarter Page, Tech Specs
bluesprayMore Details


Price: $199.95 (8 zone) to $299 (24 zones)
Apps: Browser

Description: "BlueSpray is a feature rich web-enabled Irrigation Controller. Unlike today's conventional Irrigation Controller which are programmed with confusing dials and buttons, BlueSpray is controlled/accessed from a computer, tablet, or smart phone with intuitive, user-friendly UI. It has built-in wifi, easy to use, flexible scheduling, and can adjust to season and weather conditions. –"

Zones: Three versions; From 8-24 zones
Connectivity: WiFi
Reviews: Amazon 4/5 (22 reviews), SmartHome 5/5 (2 reviews)
Additional Details: FAQ, Manual
eveMore Details


Price: $295 with Smartthings Hub and 1 Adam sensor (Pre-order)
Apps: Apple / Android

Description: "The next evolution in home irrigation. Eve and Adam are intelligently designed to save you time, water, and money.

The Eve Ecosystem monitors soil moisture throughout your yard, then takes control to optimize watering . Eve is an irrigation controller with intelligence - and is a drop-in replacement for your existing 'dumb' controller.  Put a few Adam wireless moisture sensors around the yard, boot up your smart phone, and forget about your sprinklers."

Zones: From 8-16 zones
Connectivity: Zigbee (Needs SmartThings Hub)
Additional Details: Details, Youtube Channel
greeniq More Details


Price: $249 (Available)
Apps: Apple, Android, Browser

Description: "GreenIQ is an affordable, easy to use, garden computer that controls garden's irrigation and lighting, and saves money on water and electricity bills. GreenIQ allows to control and to schedule garden's irrigation and lighting, from anywhere, at anytime. It’s easy to use, and easy to install and setup.

The GreenIQ garden computer uses the most advanced Internet, cloud and mobile technologies to intelligently manage garden's irrigation and lighting scheduling. In a typical garden, the system can save up to 50% of the irrigation water."

Zones: 6 zones + 1 master + 1 garden lighting control
: WiFi, Ethernet
Additional: Installation (PDF), FAQ, Press, Video
Sensor Integrations: Parrot Sensor, others
hydrawise More Details


Price: $245 (Available now)
Apps: Apple (4/5 21 reviews), Android (5/5 7 reviews)

Description: "Control and monitor your sprinkler system from anywhere in the world using your web browser or our iPhone and Android apps."

Zones: Expandable up to 36 zones
: WiFi
Reviews: Amazon 4.5/5 24 reviews
Additional: Installation Videos
iro More Details


Price: $249 (Available now)
Apps: Apple, Android

Description: "The Iro is our smart sprinkler controller. It works with both existing and new home sprinkler systems. If you have an existing sprinkler system, the Iro simply replaces your old controller.

Once the Iro is installed, Rachio will connect with it and create an optimized watering schedule based on your location.

Rachio will continuously update your schedule as it learns about your weather and yard characteristics."

Zones: Two versions; one controls 8 zones, the other 16 
Connectivity: WiFi
Additional Details: FAQ

Reviews: Amazon (4.5/5 with 137 reviews), Wired (8/10), Home Depot (5/5 with 57 reviews), DigitalTrends (4/5)
irrigation-caddy More Details


Price: $179.95
Apps: Apple, Android

Description: "The Irrigation Caddy ( IC ) device is an ethernet based irrigation control system. The system allows the user to control and schedule an irrigation system from any computer with a web browser. No special software or clients are required, just a Web Browser on a computer."

Zones: 9 zones + 1 master
: Ethernet (Optional WiFi Adapter)
Additional: Documentation, Video
Reviews: Amazon 4/5 (199 reviews), SmartHome 4.5/5 (11 reviews)
lono-smart-irrigationMore Details


Price: $249.00 (pre-order)
Apps: Apple, Android

Description: "We have the technology. We’ve sent a man to the moon. So why are we still running in and out of the garage to see if our sprinklers are working? Lono lets you control your sprinkler system anywhere, anytime with your smart phone. And the things that should be automated, finally are."

Zones: 20 zones
: WiFi & Bluetooth
API: Yes
Additional: Video, Crowdfunding page
netaquaMore Details


Price: $299-$349
Apps: Browser

Description: "netAQUA Irrigation Controller: web-enabled, easy to use, accessible from anywhere, automatically adjusts to weather.

The netAQUA is unlike any other irrigation controller that you may have come across. It is easy to use, intelligent, accessible worldwide for remote control, and able to harness the power of environmental sensors and Internet weather stations for automation. Gone are the confusing dials and buttons, and the associated limited functionality of the traditional controller."

Zones: 8 zones + 1 master (Expansion capability in 8 zone increments)
: Ethernet with WiFI version available
Reviews: Amazon 4.5/5 (37 Reviews) SmartHome 5/5 (3 reviews)
Additional: Support, Crowdfunded, Video
raincommanderMore Details


Price: $249
Apps: Android (4/5 5 reviews), Browser

Description: "The RainCommander RC1200 is a WiFi-enabled sprinkler controller that allows homeowners to run their systems from anywhere using an app on their smartphone, tablet or any other connected device. You are able to rename up to 12 zones per controller and create 10 schedules to fit your watering needs. The RC1200 can accommodate up to 12 zones, but you are not limited to just 12 zones. One RainCommander™ account can host multiple RC1200 controllers accommodating an endless amount of zones."

Zones: 12 zones - unlimited with multiple devices
: WiFI
Review: Amazon 5/5 (1 review)
Additional: Support, Kickstarter.
rainmachineMore Details


Price: $259 
Apps: Apple (3.5/5 10 reviews) , Android

Description: "The RainMachine is a radical departure from the old ways.Forecasting seven days in advance, the RainMachine was scientifically conceived to improve watering efficiency, thus reducing water waste and your water bill!

The RainMachine automatically adjusts your watering amount by lowering it on rainy or colder days and increasing it on hot summer days. The system not only saves water but it also protects your plants."

Zones: Controls up to 12 zones
: WiFI
Additional: Support
Reviews: Amazon 4.5/5 (244 reviews)
skydrop-sprinnklerMore Details


Price: $299 (Available)
Apps: Apple, Android

Description: "Fresh, Simple, Powerful Cloud based system to intelligently water your landscape. The skydrop controller is built with the planet, and you, in mind. It is designed to not only save water, but to save you money.

Skydrop introduces simplicity to watering your landscape. Installs in just 10 minutes, just replace your old sprinkler controller."

Zones: 8 zones plus Master Valve/Pump
Expandable to 16 valves with expansion unit
: WiFI
Additional: Blog, Tech Specs, Video, Installation

Reviews: Amazon (4.5/5 with 13 reviews), CNET 4/5, Lowes 5/5 (10 reviews)
ugmoMore Details


Price: No charge with revenue share model
Apps: Apple, Browser

Description: “Utilizing real time soil moisture sensor data on a zone-by-zone basis, UgMO always applies the optimal amount of water – no more, no less.”

Zones: Controls up to 36 zones per clock
: 3G cell modem
Additional: Support, Installation (PDF)

DIY & Open Source

open-sprinklerMore Details


Price: $149.99
Apps: Browser

Description: "OpenSprinkler is an open-source, internet-based sprinkler / irrigation timer. This is the version 2.0s, featuring ATmega644 mcu and injection molded enclosure specially designed for OpenSprinkler. This product is fully assembled (with SMT components) and tested."

- Created in a collaboration between Ray (Rui Wang) and former Wired editor-in-chief Chris Anderson

Zones: Controls 8 zones (Up to 48)
: Ethernet with add-on portable WiFi adapter
Additional: Github page, Raspi shield, Video
nicooMore Details

Arduino sprinkler valves + wifi + twitter

Parts List Includes: 
  • 3 x 24v Irrigation Valve
  • 1 x arduino board- 1 x ethernet shield
  • - 1 x relay board
  • 1 x 220v -> 24vAC transformer
  • 1 x router (Buffalo WHR-G125) with dd-wrt
Full Instructable for the project can be found here.

Sensor Driven

plantlinkMore Details


Price: $69.00 (Shipping Spring 2014)
Plantlink (Additional Links $25.00 Extra: Valves $65 )
Apps: Browser

Description: "Place the links next to your plants and never worry about incorrectly watering again.

Our internet-connected system makes properly watering easier than ever before. PlantLink’s automatically generated watering schedules take into account variables like plant type, soil composition, and weather patterns."

Zones: Unlimited "Valves"
: Ethernet basestation & Zigbee
Additional: Crowdfunded, Video
koubacji-outdoorMore Details

Koubachi Outdoor Sensor

Price: 129 eur (available)
Apps: Apple (3.5/4 179 reviews), Android (4/5 88 reviews), Browser

Description: "The Koubachi Plant Sensors measure soil moisture, sunlight, infrared light, ambient temperature and more to determine the vitality and exact needs of your plants."

  • Light Intensity
  • Infrared Ratio
  • Soil moisture: 0 to 10’000 hPA (0 to 100%)
  • Light intensity: 0 to 200'000 lux (300 - 1000 nm)
  • Ambient temperature: -20 °C to +55 °C
  • Soil temperature: -10 °C to +55 °C
Connectivity: WiFi
Additional: Manual (PDF)




Looking to just monitor a single plant? Visit our round-up of wireless plant monitoring solutions here.