We moved to suburbia when I was 10. As the oldest, I had all the odd jobs around the house. So there I was, years ago, standing at various points around out house, watering the grass. manually. By hand!
There are so many alternatives to that manual labor I performed long ago, and this is one of the best:
The smart Orbit B-hyve Hose Faucet Timer (starting at $69) allows users to automate, manage and optimize the entire watering process all from their phones or using the device’s smarts. Whether that is potted plants, container gardens or lawns, B-hyve Hose Faucet makes it easy to control. It is the first and only smart, EPA WaterSense-certified faucet timer on the market, saving water while maintaining a lush landscape managed from anywhere with a cellular or internet connection. It can be controlled with a smartphone, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
With the B-hyve app and hub, you can control your faucet from anywhere in the world. Water your lawn while you vacation in Italy!
But that’s not all. As a part of the B-hyve family, your faucet becomes smarter than you ever imagined. Real-time weather updates create the perfect watering schedule, implement rain delays, and give you detailed reports on performance and savings. To this day when I see folks watering the grass during the middle of a hot, suny day, I want to scream, no, the water will evaporate before it is absorbed! Water first thing in the morning, or at dusk on sunny days!
COMPLETE CONTROL: The B-hyve app is fully functional for Android, iOS or web devices and gives you control wherever you need it, access and manage your watering schedule from anywhere in the world. Program the timer using the B-hyve App (Android, iOS, or web) or let the weather-based software create a program for you.
SMART WATERING: Weather Sense technology provides watering based on site conditions such as slope, soil type, sun/shade, historical ET and live weather feeds. It automatically adjusts your controller to deliver the right amount of water to your plants.
SEAMLESS INTERGRATION: The timer works with other B-hyve devices like the B-hyve Smart Wi-Fi Sprinkler Timer and more.
CERTIFIED TO SAVE WATER: B-hyve is certified for the rigorous WaterSense and SWAT testing protocols, ensuring it will save you water.
DURABILITY: Your B-hyve is made to last, with a weatherproof and leak-free design that ensures timer performance and keeps the two AA batteries (not included) safe from the elements.
KNOW THE FLOW: Your B-hyve’s built-in flow meter allows you to track water usage, and can be measured by volume (gallons) or by time. This makes your timer perfect for all kinds of applications, including watering your plants, gardening, washing your car, filling your pool, and for greenhouse/hydroponic uses ;
EXPANDABLE SYSTEM: Add additional smart timers to create multiple watering zones in your yard (Sold Separately). Only one Wi-Fi hub is needed to control multiple timers.
EASY TO INSTALL AND USE: Setup is very straightforward and simple. Just download the B-hyve app and create an account, then install your timer at your hose faucet, then program your timer in minutes
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