A smart irrigation controller like the Yardian automatically tailors your lawn and garden watering schedules and run-times on sprinklers or drip systems to meet specific landscape needs. These systems use weather information and/or site conditions to determine how much water to apply and when to run. It monitors changing weather conditions to prevent unnecessary watering. Once the smart controller is installed and programmed, minimal additional monitoring is required.
On the contrary, traditional controllers water your plants based on a pre-set and fixed schedule. More than often, you see the sprinklers running while it is pouring outside. Smart controllers are capable to identify the real-time weather condition and adjust the watering schedule accordingly. In addition, with the advance of the technologies, smart / weather-based controllers promise you the easiest user interface of all time.