Category: Sprinkler Systems

Let’s Celebrate National Rose Month

Pink and White Roses

Did you know that June is national rose month? While roses are most the popular on Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day, we think they deserve praise all year round. Do you love the beautiful flower but you’re not quite sure how to grow and maintain them? No worries, we have your back. You can plant… Read more »

Rachio’s Smart Sprinklers Just Got a Little bit Smarter

Since it was first released in 2013, The Rachio smart sprinkler controller has offered homeowners an innovative new way to make their irrigation systems as effective and efficient as possible. Last year, the company released the second generation Rachio, which featured a more robust design and an optional rain sensor which can be used to detect precipitation in the event that Wi-Fi connectivity is lost. Now, Rachio has improved its smart sprinkler controller yet again by offering compatibility with two popular home automation platforms. If you have an Android phone or Google Home device, you’re in luck. The Rachio is now fully compatible with Google Assistant. It is reportedly the first smart sprinkler to offer compatibility with Google’s home automation platform. Now, you can do things like set rain delays or change your Rachio’s watering schedule by giving simple voice commands to your Google Assistant devices. Just say something like, “OK Google, tell the Rachio to skip watering this afternoon.” Rachio is also teaming up with SmartThings to offer compatibility with their smart home platform as well. SmartThings, which is owned by Samsung, has created an open platform that acts as a “hub” for a variety of home automation devices. The Rachio is the latest in a long list of devices to be added to the SmartThings ecosystem. In addition to these two services, Rachio is also compatible with a number of other home automation platforms including Amazon Alexa, Nest, Control4 and IFTTT. If you’re interested in automating your irrigation system with a Rachio smart sprinkler controller, the experts at Suburban Lawn Sprinkler Co. can help. Give us a call today or contact us online for more information!

Since it was first released in 2013, The Rachio smart sprinkler controller has offered homeowners an innovative new way to make their irrigation systems as effective and efficient as possible. Last year, the company released the second generation Rachio, which featured a more robust design and an optional rain sensor which can be used to… Read more »

Rachio Releases Second Generation Smart Sprinkler Controller

Rachio Releases Second Generation Smart Sprinkler Controller

Here at Suburban Lawn Sprinkler Co., we know that it can be hard to determine just how much water your lawn needs and when it needs it, and that’s why we love the smart sprinkler controller designed by Rachio. The smart sprinkler is more than just a sprinkler timer; it assesses local weather and humidity… Read more »

Sprinkler Systems & Water Conservation [Infographic]

With the hottest months of summer just around the corner, irrigation systems all over the country are about to start working overtime to keep lawns lush and green. That’s why we put together a handy infographic to help you get the most out of your irrigation system this season. In it, we cover everything from… Read more »

Don’t Forget to Water in the Fall

Don't Forget to Water in the Fall

We’re already halfway through September and summer is almost at an end. That means it’s time to start rethinking our lawn-care strategy for the fall. This is an excellent opportunity to prepare your lawn for dormancy in the winter so it will come back green and healthy when spring rolls around. As the relentless heat… Read more »

Saving Water and Money With Your Irrigation System

Saving Water and Money With Your Irrigation System

Not only is a modern sprinkler system a great way to keep your lawn lush and green, it also serves as an opportunity to save big on your water bill. When maintained and used correctly, a sprinkler system can keep your lawn green while using far less water than a garden hose sprayer. So how… Read more »

Smart Home Technology Comes to Irrigation Control

Smart Home Technology Comes to Irrigation Control

Over the course of the past ten years, the idea of of the smart house has emerged from the pages of science fiction and found its way into our living rooms. These days, tech savvy homeowners can control everything from their HVAC systems to kitchen appliances and light fixtures at the touch of a button,… Read more »

Understanding the Effects of Overwatering

Understanding the Effects of Overwatering

Watering is an integral part of your regular lawn care regimen. Thanks to advances in modern irrigation, keep lawns well-hydrated is easier than ever. As with most things in life, however, there is such a thing as treating your lawn to too much of a good thing. If you water your lawn regularly and still… Read more »

Tips for Saving Time and Money on Lawn Maintenance

Tips for Saving Time and Money on Lawn Maintenance

We know the condition of your lawn is important to you. We also know that you’d probably rather not devote all your surplus time and money to maintaining it during the growing months. Fortunately, you don’t have to. By working smarter rather than harder you can have a lush, green lawn without wasting away your… Read more »

This Spring, Revitalize Your Brown, Patchy Lawn

salt damage on lawn

  After spending a winter buried under a thick blanket of snow, your lawn is likely looking a little the worse for wear. But don’t resign yourself to living with a sad, tattered lawn just yet – with a minimal investment of time and energy, you can have your lush, green grass back in no… Read more »

Understanding Your Irrigation System

Understanding Your Irrigation System

  With the arrival of spring comes the growing season for your lawn. In order to keep your grass green and fresh, you’ll want to make sure that your yard is properly irrigated. This is best achieved by using a sprinkler system, and there are several types to choose from. In today’s entry, we’ll take… Read more »

March Is Here, Time to Schedule Your Turn-On Service!

Sprinkler Turn-On Services

Congratulations, denizens of Massachusetts! After enduring months of record breaking snowfalls and frigid subzero temperatures, we’ve finally made it to the melt month of March. We might not be totally out of the woods yet, but temperatures are creeping into the forties and before we know it we’ll catch ourselves complaining about the heat of… Read more »