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ImoLaza Smart Sprinkler Controller: Our Review

The ImoLaza Smart Sprinkler Controller solves a huge problem: water waste. With a smart controller you can rest assured that watering your yard is efficient and effective.

Have you ever driven through your neighborhood in the pouring rain and seen your neighbor’s irrigation system watering their yard?

Personally, our HOA has a system like that and it drives me crazy because I am the one paying for that water! 

It’s a huge issue for water conservation efforts but it also can hurt your lawn pretty badly. Overwatering your lawn can result in nutrients getting washed away and fungal growth throughout your yard. Not good!

Today, we are going to walk through the ImoLaza Smart Sprinkler’s features and benefits.  These things are one of the huge trends in lawn care towards technology.

Let’s get started!

Why we review lawn tools

The reason we started this website in the first place was because we had so much trouble trying to find reasonable, understandable, honest reviews for lawn equipment. And it’s not cheap! After hours and hours of research, trying products and returning them, and messing up our yards – we started this site. 

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How we spend our time now….

As people who had to learn the hard way, we want you to know exactly what you are signing up for before you purchase a piece of equipment. That’s why we are committed to providing honest, easy-to-understand reviews that mean something. 

If you’re still rocking the manual sprinkler, check out our post about the best sprinkler run times.

The ImoLaza Smart Sprinkler Controller: Features and benefits

Smart sprinkler controllers are the lawn watering product of the future, conveniently available now for the early adopters. Let’s walk through our experience with the ImoLaza controller system.


The ImoLaza smart sprinkler felt like unboxing a new Apple product. It was well packaged and  well-presented upon opening, no parts scattered throughout. 

smart sprinkler box
Nice looking box!


Installing the ImoLaza Smart Sprinkler controller took us about 20 minutes. One thing that was immediately shocking to us during installation was using the app to walk through the instructions. You simply download the app, create a login, and then follow the directions.

smart sprinkler instructions
Well packaged and presented.

It was really nice setting this up over my existing irrigation system. The guide was super easy to follow, with the ability to screw in each wire to the appropriate valve location without relying on old fashioned spring clips that tend to come undone. 

Once the wires were all configured, mounting on the wall was also super easy. I chose to mount this inside my garage to avoid any exposure to the elements. If you do want to hang it up outside, you’ll need to purchase an additional cover that helps protect the electrical unit. 

Mounting was really straightforward as it came with a mounting guide. I simply hooked it right onto a stud in my garage (not me, the wooden stud).

Programming the smart sprinkler

Programming the sprinkler was also straightforward. When you have 8 zones, it is easy to confuse them and get lost trying to figure out which one is which. Luckily, the app asks you to take pictures of each zone so that you can associate its location with the control in the app. This  makes it easy for stupid people like me to never lose track of my zone. 

instructions for identifying wires
Easy to follow wire instructions

The customization that you can apply to your zones was a huge differentiator. You can input the type of grass, the type of sprinkler, the grade of the lawn, how much sunlight it gets, etc. I’ve never seen anything quite like it.

Crazy enough, it can take into account things like temperature, wind, and moisture to assess whether or not it is a good time to water your lawn. Obviously you don’t want to water your lawn if it is freezing outside, the wind is going wild and spewing water everywhere, or if it is actively raining or just finished raining. 

With the ImoLaza smart sprinkler, you don’t have to worry about rushing over to the device to make sure it doesn’t turn on. It does that for you.

And even if it didn’t do that for you, you can still control it from the App.

Using the app

The ImoLaza app is pretty slick. It tells you a few things that are really important and definitely luxury item:

  • Whether or not your system is online and connected
  • The current temperature and weather
  • Several days forecasted weather
  • The next scheduled sprinkler run
  • The last completed sprinkler run
  • How much water you are using by day ANDmonth
  • Then has a full schedule you can look at and modify
  • Your zones, with pictures

It is really impressive to have this much control over your yard. If you are starting your lawn from scratch or just aerated and overseeded, this thing is going to be a lifesaver. 

It gives you surgical precision into exactly how much water you want in your yard and even reports out on how much you are using. No more leaks that run up your water bill. 

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Screencap from the app from ImoLaza’s website

One of the other huge benefits to this sprinkler controller is the ability to make changes while you are 500 miles away. As long as you have an internet connection, you can modify the sprinkler schedule. For example, your yard treatment crew comes while you are on vacation and applies lime to your yard. You need to follow up with a few days of intense watering. Simply pull out your phone, open the app, increase the frequency, and continue enjoying your vacation. No concerns about coming back to a suboptimal yard. 

Lastly, ImoLaza has a thing called Smart Cycle soaking, which allows you to cycle watering between zones. This has been shown to not overwater any areas that may overlap. It gives each zone time to soak in the water before starting the next cycle.

Final thoughts

Smart sprinklers give you an astonishing level of control over the water levels in your yard, including the ability to make meaningful steps forward in terms of water conservation. This will save you a good bit of money over the long run by reducing water output, ensuring your grass has optimal health, and making sure the other investments you make in your yard are worthwhile.

You can grab the ImoLaza smart sprinkler controller on Amazon in either a 4 or 8 zone configuration.


Alex K

Alex is a lawn tool enthusiast who cut his teeth as a normal Joe lawn dad. After burning through expensive, fancy tools, Alex became dedicated to finding the best tools on the planet. He is now a leading expert on electric lawn tools, quoted in the Washington Post among other publications.