Whether gardening’s a chore you put up with to keep your home looking good, or an activity that keeps you satisfied and relaxed, there are always things you can do or use to make things a bit easier. Case in point, sensors that tell you exactly when to water your plants and a hub that keeps track of the weather to conserve water.
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Not everyone has a green thumb. For some reason, there are those who, for the life of us, can’t seem to keep anything alive. Well, this one’s for you. From sensors that keep everything in check, to smart gardens keeping your plants alive year-round, here are 5 gadgets that will make gardening a cinch.
1: GreenIQ Smart Garden Hub
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The GreenIQ Smart Garden Hub is your best friend when it comes to watering your plants. Long story short, it’s a smart sprinkler controller that adapts to the weather and automatically skips the watering cycle when rain is predicted and adjusts watering times with the changing seasons. For your plants, this means optimal watering; for you, this means a greatly reduced water bill — up to 50%! And because its developers know that we love your smart gadgets, it works with Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Nest, IFTTT, Control4, Crestron, Davis Instruments, Netatmo and Apple Watch.
2: PlantLink Wireless Plant Sensor
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Perfect for those of us who never seem to know when to water our plants, the PlantLink Wireless Plant Sensor uses plant-specific algorithms to know exactly when a plant needs water. If you haven’t picked up on what it is, it’s a soil moisture sensor that works with any plant type and can monitor up to 64 plants with a single base station. It has a long range of 100-300 ft., a 1+ year battery life, and sends you a push notification, email or text (whatever you prefer) precisely when your plants need water. And if you’re not there to water your garden, the PlantLink Sensors can notify the PlantLink Valve to automatically water your plants for you.
3: Edyn Wi-Fi Garden Sensor
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If you like the previous sensor but want something that does a bit more, look no further than the Edyn Wi-Fi Garden Sensor. With a database of over 5,000 plants, this WiFi connected sensor monitors your garden from anywhere. It continuously monitors light, humidity, soil nutrition and moisture, and analyses your garden to find out what plants need what and when. You also have real-time guidance in the form of tailored tips and notifications based on your garden’s condition and weather forecast to help keep your garden looking its best.
4: AeroGarden Harvest Elite
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If you enjoy gardening but don’t actually have a garden to tend, the AeroGarden Harvest Elite is just for you. It’s a smart countertop garden with a full spectrum 20-watt LED lighting system designed specifically to maximize your plants’ photosynthesis, resulting in fresh herbs, vegetables and flowers year-round.
You can grow up to six plants at once, and advanced hydroponics make it possible to grow them in water without any soil. At your disposal is also an easy-to-use control panel that reminds you when your plants need water or nutrients, and goes the extra mile by automatically turning lights on or off.
5: HEOS Multi Room Speaker System
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Finally, it’s a fact of life that music makes everything better. What do you do when you exercise? You listen to music. What do you do when you’re on a road trip? You listen to music. What do you do when you’re doing your chores? You listen to music. Plain and simple, music makes the tedious bearable and the fun more fun, so whether gardening’s a chore or a treat for you, music will make it better.
Enter the HOES multi room speaker system that lets you listen to the same music indoors and outdoors. As its name implies, it’s a speaker system that connects all speakers for perfectly synced multi room sound. In other words, it has Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity that lets you play the same song in every room, whether you’re indoors or outdoors, so you never have to pause.
Gardening is fun for some and a chore for others. Thankfully, no matter where you stand you have these 5 gadgets to make gardening easier. Let’s take a second look:
- GreenIQ Smart Garden Hub
- PlantLink Wireless Plant Sensor
- Edyn Wi-Fi Garden Sensor
- AeroGarden Harvest Elite
- HEOS Multi Room Speaker System
Best of luck with your garden!
Ellen Parker, a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, writes articles on consumer electronics, home audio systems, audio industry trends, home entertainment solutions, useful tips, and tricks. Her writing has appeared internationally in various print and Web-based venues.