Our Mission

Making sustainable water use effortless and personally rewarding

A rainy day sparked an idea to revolutionize how we water lawns. That idea has grown into Rachio – your partner in caring for your lawn, and the planet, the right way!

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It's time for a more integrative approach to water use that starts at the root level.

The Rachio Ecosystem pairs tech-enabled watering with cutting-edge lawn treatments to create an environment where stronger, thicker roots flourish. These healthy roots reduce how much and how often you need to water.

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Helping the planet shouldn't have to mean giving up your yard.

That's why we created a smarter way to keep green spaces healthy and beautiful. Our non-synthetic lawn treatment is designed specifically for soil nutrition, without polluting water and air with nitrogen and other chemicals. By caring for your little piece of the planet the right way, you can make a difference for your yard and beyond.

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When done right, water usage can contribute to water conservation.

Creating a healthier root system allows you to actually water less. These strong roots can dive deep into the soil, giving your plants easier access to nutrients and water. It's the foundation of a beautiful, resilient, and water-efficient yard.

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A one-size fits all approach to yard care creates unnecessary waste.

That's why we tailor our products to fit your individual needs and climate conditions. Customize watering schedules with our sprinkler controllers, and get exactly the right amount of lawn treatment delivered to your door.

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Our plan for a more sustainable world

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Reduce outdoor water use.

Right now, outdoor watering accounts for about 60% of household water usage. Our mix of science and technology aims to reduce that by half.

Reduce water pollution.

Traditional fertilizers seep into groundwater, causing nitrates and other excess nutrients to enter shared water resources. Swap traditional fertilizers for our natural products to reduce contamination and help eliminate dead zones in aquatic ecosystems.

Turn homeowners into conservationists.

Most people think they can't single-handedly make a difference. As experts in yard science and technology, we're making sustainable water use accessible, rewarding, and above all, easy.

How We Got Started

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!

We carefully engineered the foundation for smart watering.

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.

We created the world's first smart sprinkler controller.

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.

We expanded to make natural lawn treatments.

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 Lawn Champion introduces natural soil treatments that replace harmful, synthetic fertilizers for effective, long-term lawn nourishment.

We continue to grow.

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!