Madskier, I’d like to hear your review of the Rachio. What you say is very true – the yard investment is much higher.
1) Does the Rachio support rotator heads? I have 2 stations with them.
2) A concern I have (in addition to the ones listed above) is that all my stations water about the same amount of time. Before the current version a station with 1/2 GPH drippers ran the same time as my rotary heads. I even tried faking the soil, sun and spray head types in order to improve run times. It made little difference. Actually my drip lines are running less time now!