How to Program a Smart Sprinkler System

Programming your smart sprinkler system is straightforward using the Irrigreen 2 app. Once the app is connected to Wi-Fi and the controller, use it to set up the system components, map the watering zones, and set up a schedule.

Programming your smart sprinkler system is uncomplicated with the app’s intuitive, user-friendly on-screen instructions. If you need extra help, we’ve assembled instructions, walking you through the process step-by-step.

Step-By-Step Instructions to Program An Irrigreen Smart Sprinkler

1.  Download and connect with the app

Search Google Play or the App Store (or scan the QR code in the quick install guide) for “Irrigreen 2”, and install the app on your smartphone or tablet.

When you open the app, it will ask permission to use your location and access your network connection.

  • Click “Allow” when it prompts you for your In-Use Location.
  • Select “Allow While Using App”.

2.  Pair the controller

You must pair the controller to the app to begin programming your system.

  • Press the green “Add Controller” button.
  • Scan the barcode on the left side of the controller box or enter the manufacturing code and password manually.
  • The app will show a “Connected” screen once successfully paired to the controller.

3.  Connect to your home’s Wi-Fi

The app will then prompt rollover to the 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi. The slower connection travels further than a 5 GHz connection.

  • Select your home Wi-Fi network and enter the credentials.
  • To manually roll over the Wi-Fi, go to the app’s dashboard, click “More” at the bottom right corner, and click “Wi-Fi Settings.” Follow the wizard to connect to the home network.

Note: When trying to roll the Irrigreen system onto a home Wi-Fi network, turn off the VPN, if any. Turn the VPN back on when the system is connected to Wi-Fi.

When the connection is successful, the dashboard will come up on the app, and the Wi-Fi/Cell connection status should be green. Yellow means there is an unstable connection; red means there is no connection. If you see either yellow or red, move back into the Wi-Fi range and try reconnecting.

4.  Verify and set up system settings

Before moving on to the next step, you must work through the system components and verify their settings within the app.

On the dashboard, click “More” at the bottom right corner and then “System Setup.” If any of the following are included in your system, toggle the button next to them to the “on” position.

  • Flow Meter/Flow Sensors
  • Master Valve/Pump
  • Rain / Soil Sensor

5.  Enable sprinkler and valve zones

The digital zones for your system are pre-enabled at the factory; you must go into the system settings and select which ones you’ll be programming.

Again, click “More” at the bottom right corner and then “System Setup” when on the dashboard. Toggle the zones you are using to the “on” position.

Note: There are 16 digital zones available, set up as two separate sequences of eight. You can set up a series in order (e.g., digital zones 1-7) or out of order (e.g., digital zones 1-4 and 9-11).

If your system includes valves, scroll below the digital zones and toggle the corresponding valves to the “on” position.

6. Test sprinkler connections

To make sure all of the sprinklers are correctly connected and are being picked up by the system, open the app’s dashboard and press “More” on the bottom right of the screen. Then press “Test Sprinkler Wiring” and “Test All Connections.”

The system will perform a self-check and ensure it has an electrical connection to each sprinkler head. If everything is hooked up correctly, you’ll see a green dot next to the zone, showing the head is working. If you get an error, check the cables and wiring connections on the specified sprinkler, ensuring everything is tight.

7.  Manually calibrate each digital zone

You must manually calibrate the system before mapping the watering zones and setting the irrigation schedule. This calibration ensures each sprinkler head is spraying the correct distance.

  • In the “System Setup” screen, toggle the “Manual Calibration” to the on position. Then, return to the dashboard.
  • When in the dashboard, select “Zones” at the bottom of the screen.
  • Tap the “Zones” at the bottom of the screen and then select “Digital Zone 1.”
  • Press the green “Recalibrate” rectangle and follow the on-screen instructions for calibrating the system.
    • The sprinkler head will turn on and spray approximately 12 feet.
    • Use the rotate controls (the small circles with arrows) to move the head’s stream direction, so it is spraying onto a flat yard area.
    • Measure the spray distance; enter the distance on the screen; click “Save.”
    • The sprinkler head will turn on and spray approximately 13 feet. Follow the above steps.
    • Repeat for all distances until all of the progress bars are green.
    • Once all 4 bars are green, the sprinkler will pop up, spray 15’, drop back to 14’, and then shut off.
    • If the distances are correct within 6”, verify the calibration by clicking “Proceed.”
  • Repeat for each zone.

8.  Map the watering zone shapes

After calibrating your Irrigreen system, the next step is to map each watering zone so the sprinkler heads know where to spray water.

The system will prompt you to input individual watering points along the edge of each zone, and then it creates a dot-to-dot map to establish the perimeter. With each point, you can fine-tune where the water is sprayed.

  • When in the dashboard, select “Zones” at the bottom of the screen.
  • Tap the “Zones” at the bottom of the screen and then select “Digital Zone 1.”
  • Under “Program Zone Shape,” click “Edit.” The head will pop up and spray about 15’. Follow the on-screen instructions for setting the zone watering shape.
  • Put in individual watering points, continuing to add points until you have drawn the whole zone.

Some tips for mapping the digital zones:

  • The first point must be at least 10’ from the sprinkler head to fully pop up and seat the riser.
  • Always set points about 6” in from the zone's outer edge. The water will seep out to the edges and cover that remaining distance.
  • Set a “0” point at corners or edges where you want the head to stop watering.
  • Use minimal map points to create the zone shape, and add points as needed to optimize tracking.
  • The system will save up to 50 map points per zone.

9.  Change the zone name and add a picture

Sometimes, leaving the pre-set names for the individual zones isn’t the most intuitive. To help navigate your system more easily, you can go in and designate specialized names for each zone and add a photo.

  • When in the dashboard, select “Zones” at the bottom of the screen.
  • Select “Digital Zone 1” or whatever zone you wish to change.
  • Click the pencil icon next to the name of the zone.
    • Give the zone a new name
    • Click “Tap to Edit” on the photo to add a zone picture

10.  Set up a watering schedule

Lastly, it’s time to set a watering schedule in the app so you can get your Irrigreen smart sprinkler system up and running!

Note: There must be a watering schedule enabled in the app for the “Auto Water” feature to work.

  • When in the dashboard, select “Schedule” at the bottom of the screen.
  • Press the green “+” in the bottom right corner to create a new schedule.
  • Enter the schedule details, including a nickname, the start time, the cycle days (i.e., even / odd days, individual days, or every X days), and how many inches of water each zone applies.

Once you create the schedule, you can turn on the “Auto Water” feature. It will vary the schedules’ watering times and amounts to match the evapotranspiration data for your location.

  • Return to the dashboard and click “More” at the bottom of the screen.
  • Enable “Auto Water.”

11.  Let the smart sprinkler system run

There you have it—your Irrigreen intelligent sprinkler system is wholly programmed and ready to go. Sit back and enjoy the ease of automatic watering while saving water and money!

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