What is a smart home without a beautiful green garden? We try to implement our solutions and tailor them as the user wants so the garden is always a subject of passion for many, but for others mostly an aesthetic purpose.
Whatever reason you may have, gardening can now be automated as well and you’ll be surprised how fun the process can become with the right tools.
Without any further ado, here are some of the best gardening gadgets for 2018.
1. Rachio Smart Sprinkler
I’ve been meaning to talk about Rachio’s smart sprinkler for a while now. It is one of the most desired gadgets for gardening and its popularity seems to grow with every passing day.
This small and powerful device uses your WiFi connection to control sprinklers over your garden. The great thing about Rachio is that it can be controlled using a smartphone and it can act on a given schedule.
It is also worth mentioning that Rachio works in sync with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and IFTTT. The installation of the smart sprinkler controller is as easy as 1, 2, 3 – just replace the old controller, plug in the wires into rachio and set up the app for your mobile device.
After that, you can monitor Rachio’s activities and assign watering schedules that work for you and your plants.
2. Husqvarna 450x Automower
Husqvarna has managed to pleasantly impress us thanks to the release of its robotic lawn mower. The Husqvarna 450x is a smart lawn mower that works without any implication on your part.
The mower is based on a static wireless charger station which sends signals to the mower. The mower will follow a wire that is planted around your garden and change direction whenever it hits that wire.
The wire can also be installed around plants and trees making sure the lawn mower doesn’t ever damage any unwanted items.
Another great thing about the Husqvarna 450x is that the robot will return to the charging station whenever the battery goes low and will get back to work once the battery is fully charged.
We also like the 450x Automower for the ease of use, silent cutting motor and the fact that it doesn’t damage the soil while cutting the grass.
In fact, the automower will make the grass look smoother and much better after a while thanks to progressive cutting.
3. Netatmo Weather Station
An indoor and outdoor solution designed to tell you useful info about the climate of your plants and garden.
It comprises of two components, an outdoor module and an indoor module. Both communicating with each other and providing insights that can be monitored on your smartphone or tablet.
The Netatmo can provide the following data:
- Humidity levels
- Air quality
- CO2 levels
- Sound meter
- Barometric Pressure
On top of that, the home weather station get’s completed by adding the Netatmo smart rain gauge, the smart anemometer and the additional indoor module.
This is a small ingenious project which takes advantage of a high precision sensor designed to monitor the soil and the environment of a plant or a group of plants.
HelloPlant will give voice to plants in your home by connecting to your mobile phone and sending you updates about your plant’s environment.
For instance, if your plant needs more water, then you’ll get notified via a message to your app that will say to water the plant.
The same will happen if you need to dry the soil because it has too much water, when the plant needs more sun or when the plant vitals are in trouble.
5. Click and Grow
If you are looking for a way to bring your garden indoors, then “Click and Grow” is the most easy and affordable solution out there.
All you have to do is to insert the plant capsules provided, fill the water tank and plug the device in. From here now on the “Smart Soil” will ensure that your plants will receive enough oxygen, nutrients and water and everything required for a healthy life.
On top of that, the LED light stands is adjustable according to the plant’s growing.
6. Bloomsky SKY2
It is a powerful weather monitor solution that benefits of the power of community. The SKY2 is a smart Bluetooth enabled device which can tell you the local forecast, can take weather pictures and stream them to your device.
On top of that, the SKY2 includes an additional item called Storm which is a high precision 4 in 1 wireless device that can measure UV, wind speed and direction.
Besides that, SKY2 can monitor precipitation, humidity levels, temperature, barometric pressure and so much more.
This is a smart, ingenious actually device which allows you to grow your vegetables inside your home. In essence you’ll harness the food for your family.
All you have to do is to include a plant pad in the Nanofarm and once you close the glass door everything goes into place.
The next thing you need to do is to harvest the plants that are ready to ornate your plates. The Nanofarm box includes:
- One Nanofarm
- One Sample Plant Pad
- One growing tray
- Two screws for stacking
- One wall anchor
- Step by step instruction manual
So what do you think? Are you ready to start growing the garden you always dreamed of because the required tools are already here and all you have to do is to set them up to work for you.
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