Life existed in the oceans for four billion years before it moved onto land just 500 million years ago, during a period that geologists and paleontologists refer to as the Cambrian Explosion. This would seem to suggest that the ocean was the ideal environment for life and that moving onto land was a desperate last resort for living creatures that were running out of room in bodies of water.
We still need water. As humans, we carry a small ocean of it around in our bodies. Plants dig roots deep into the ground in search of it. We've gotten quite good at finding water sources and pumping their contents into our homes, where we can drink it, bathe in it and put it in bowls for our pets. And we share quite a bit of it with our plants.
Sometimes we share a bit too much of it with our plants, especially the ones in our yard. If you live in an area that's prone to drought or if you're spending enough on your water bill to irrigate significant portions of Africa, you might want to invest in a smart sprinkler system. And while the Melnor WiFi Aquatimer isn't a full-fledged controller that can handle a sprinkler system with 8, 12 or 24 zones, it's an inexpensive way to use your existing water supply intelligently. One side of the Aquatimer attaches to an external faucet while the other can be attached to up to four hoses. The separate control unit, programmable from the Melnor website, determines how and when water is distributed through the hoses. (There's a button at each hose attachment that can be used to switch it off completely if you don't plan to use it.)
Works great. Allows me to control my sprinkler/drip system from my computer. I thought I could control it via the app, but it's just for installation purposes.
This is a great timer. It was easy to connect to my router and very intuitive to program the watering cycles. I have been using timers for a long time.
Does what it says it does. Would be nice if it had an app instead if having to use a browser to control. The app is only used for setting it up.