Our Story Began On A Rainy Day

It all started when Rachio founder Chris Klein was headed home during a downpour in Denver, Colorado. As he walked, he noticed how many automated sprinkler controllers were wastefully watering in the rain. That’s when the idea for Rachio was born!

Inspired by sustainability

Chris felt like the time to water smarter was long overdue. So he put his experience as a software engineer to work in designing the foundation for a more intelligent sprinkler controller. This revolution in watering tapped into real-time yard data, predictive weather information, and the power of mobile watering control to create a new, more complete approach to lawn health. Launching with the Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller, Chris and his team designed a system that allowed for customized watering schedules based on where you live. Innovation led to the Rachio App, which gave homeowners the chance to further personalize yard care by automatically factoring in additional weather data and landscape details. But the advent of smart watering technology didn’t stop there. Rachio experts realized that building even more resilient yards required longer, stronger roots. By combining healthier roots with optimized soil health, Rachio Thrive introduces natural fertilizer replacements that do away with harmful, synthetic fertilizers for effective, long-term lawn nourishment. At Rachio, our job is never done. We’re continuing to innovate so people can have a sustainable, beautiful, resilient lawn and healthy water and soil for generations to come.

A thriving community

Everyone in our growing community has one thing in common—they want to do their share of good while doing what’s right for their yard. Check out these photos from our Rachio customers!


"Super easy to use, saves water, money and the grass was greener than ever! Buy one!"

- Danielle G.