In our wireless world, it probably shouldn't come as a great surprise that someone created a "smart" irrigation controller for your home lawn. By adjusting run times based on current weather conditions and season, the Rachio Iro boasts of saving water even when left in the "set it and forget it" mode.
Want to chase the neighbor's dog off your lawn without having to get up from the recliner? No problem. You can view your system and manually control it from anywhere using the system's smartphone app.
So, if you really like gadgets, consider having one of these installed before this summer's heat.