Save money on watering your lawn with Rachio's $136 smart controller

Amazon has the 8-zone Rachio smart sprinkler controller (opens in new tab) on sale for $135.99 right now. Recently, it's been selling for around $180 at Amazon, but normally sells for closer to $200 elsewhere. This Rachio controller can replace your old, basic one in just a few minutes and provide smarter controls for up to eight different sprinkler zones. If you need control of more zones, you can opt for the 16-zone option (opens in new tab) for $181.99.

Once installed, the Rachio system can intelligently skip lawn waterings when they aren't needed, like when it's too cold outside or there's been sufficient rain in the recent days to keep your grass looking its best. I installed one of these about two years ago, and it's easily the best smart home purchase I've ever made. You can connect it with an Echo Dot (opens in new tab) for complete voice control over your lawn.

If you have a sprinkler system and are tired of the expensive water bills, it running while it's raining outside, and the other annoyances, be sure to grab one of these today.

Jared DiPane

Jared started off writing about mobile phones back when BlackBerry ruled the market, and Windows Mobile was kinda cool. Now, with a family, mortgage and other responsibilities he has no choice but to look for the best deals, and he's here to share them with you.