OtO Lawn

Where should I put OtO? (Placement guide)

Thinking about where to place your OtO device? There are a few factors to consider, but don't worry, OtO is very easy to set up and move if you ever change your mind.

When setting up, you'll want to maximize the following:

  1. Reach
  2. Wi-Fi
  3. Sunlight


๐Ÿ“ Reach


Not sure how big your lawn is? Use our handy lawn visualization tool to find your ideal setup.

The OtO smart device can spray a radius of approximately 30 feet at a minimum water pressure of 50 PSI (pounds per square inch). Within this radius you can set up to 10 uniquely shaped zones.

  • Each unit can cover up to 2,800 sqft in 360 degrees.
  • Because of the water arc, OtO has a minimum spraying distance of 6 inches from the nozzle.
  • Installing higher up than the recommended 3 - 4 feet will not necessarily result in a wider coverage area and will result in diminished returns due to the water spray being dispersed.


๐Ÿ Hose

  • The shorter and bigger (higher ID) the hose, the better. This will reduce pressure drop and allow your OtO to spray as far as possible. We recommend a hose with an ID of at least 5/8" and a max length of 50 feet.
  • If you are located in a very hot location and the hose will be exposed to the sun, we highly recommend choosing a hot water or stainless steel hose. DO NOT leave your pressurized hose exposed to the sun.
  • When planning your hose path, avoid making tight turns or bends. Make sure the hose is not coiled.

Read more about hose recommendations.


โฌ†๏ธ Install up high or on the ground

OtO comes with a unique mounting bracket that allows you to install the device into the ground, or drilled into a fence or the side of your house for better solar access and unobstructed spraying to your lawn.

  • All wood installation accessories are included. Masonry installation not included.
  • We do not recommend mounting higher than 4-5 feet from the ground due to diminishing returns on the water stream.
  • If you are having trouble keeping OtO upright in loose soil, consider drilling the bracket to a 4x4 and burying it in the ground.


๐Ÿ“ถ Wi-Fi

OtO uses the internet to communicate with the mobile app and set weather-adjusted schedules.


๐ŸŒž Power

  • On-board solar panel requires a minimum of 3 hours per day of direct, unobstructed sunlight. Any clouds or shadows prevent the panel from charging.
  • If your deviceโ€™s location does not receive enough sunlight, the provided cable and wall adapter can be used either permanently or as a power boost when needed.
  • You may find you will need to relocate the device slightly in the winter versus the summer.




For any additional questions about installation or placement, don't hesitate to reach out to us through the app or at care@otolawn.com.

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