Garden lovers want to make the most of their spaces and technology allows them to do that like never before. There are all sorts of wonderful gadgets out there to help you make the most of your garden – here are some of the coolest.
Edyn Garden Sensor And Valve
This product is an application that utilizes wifi connectivity to operate a valve designed to water designated plants and track conditions including light levels, humidity, soil nutrients, moisture and temperatures. It also offers useful advice concerning which plants are likely to thrive in a given area.
The interface is very user-friendly, and plant watering is almost effortless, whether scheduled or done on-demand. A possible downside is the fact that the sensor only works in one location at a given time, and it is thus not ideal for large gardens or those with a significant number of plant rows.
If indoor gardening has been a challenge in the past, there is nothing quite like the Parrot Pot for reversing that trend. This is a pot enabled by wifi connectivity that is built with an integrated water supply as well as a sensor for the soil. Automatic irrigation is activated for a range of plants, and warnings are issued if soil, nutrients or lighting is less than optimal for the specimen being grown.
Parrot Pots are capable of monitoring single plants, and it is thus great for small-scale indoor gardens. This is an app that also provides a range of interesting garden tips and facts sure to please every hobbyist.
Smart Garden Hub By Green IQ
This product is more expensive in its purpose, but the payoff is similarly scaled. The Garden Hub is designed to facilitate irrigation as well as lighting for a whole household environment. The system assesses real-time forecasts and current weather conditions to yield real savings on water usage. It is claimed that reductions of water bills can reach up to fifty percent. While the achievable results are tremendous, there is a learning curve involved.
The power to control water dispensation is a substantial breakthrough in terms of water expenses and the reduced impact on the environment. Water is in short supply in a number of regions of the country, and anything that helps conserve it is worthwhile. Most homes in Southern California, for example, are equipped with high-end automatic irrigation systems set to water lawns on a pre-programmed basis. The problem is that these sprinklers are often observed dumping water on lawns even in the middle of a rainstorm.
The Benefits Of Plantlink Basestation
Those interested in handling the needs of an active garden space should take a good look at Plantlink Basestation. This is a system meant to keep tabs on soil moisture levels in order to suggest optimal watering times and amounts. It’s perfect for Thujas according to TheTreeCentre.
The Basestation and accompanying app are capable of incorporating upwards of 64 distinct sensors. One sensor is included in the starter pack, with extra units available for $35 apiece.
At present, the system is unable to water plants independently, but rather notifies the user when water is needed. However, the upcoming Plantlink Lush, expected to hit the market later in the year, is said to contain its own integrated valve for watering.