Gardening is one of the oldest past times around. But, thanks to modern technology we now have a lot of high tech devices that can help you with taking care of your yard. Among the many different products around, here are some super useful garden gadgets that every gardener should have.
From apps all the way to sprinkler systems, lawn care and garden maintenance have come a long way. While most of the work is still done through conventional means, many of the new devices help save you time and effort in achieving a beautiful lush, green garden.
1. Brinno GardenWatchCam
This is a cool garden gadget that will let you take snapshots of your garden at specific intervals. The Brinno Garden WatchCam is a 1.3 megapixel camera that has time lapse capability.
The unit is mounted on a stake that goes right into the ground. This keeps it stable and secure, so you don’t end up with off balance photos. All you need to do is position it in the direction where you want to be able to take pictures. It is likewise weather resistant. So, there’s no need to worry about it when it rains.
It comes with six different time interval settings which lets you choose from 1, 5 30 and 60 minute settings. You can also select the 4 hour or 24 hour options for longer breaks in between snapshots.
2. ColdSnap! Frost Alarm
This is a nice apps not just for gardeners and farmers. It’s very useful also for anyone living in areas where the weather can experience cold fronts in a hurry.
This lets you get ahead of the sudden drop in temperature as it’s able to notify you ahead of time. This gives you enough time to prepare for it in any way you can. For gardeners, it’s gives you the opportunity to protect your plants from the sudden change in climate.
3. Fertilizer Calculator App
This is a simple app for figuring out how much fertilizer you should use. It is available in the iTunes stores and will allow you to calculate how much fertilizer you need to buy for your gardening needs.
It also helps you know what the proper amounts to use to supply your plants with proper nutrients they need to grow optimally.
4. Netatmo Weather Station
Besides monitoring the soil, gardeners also need to take note of what’s happening in the surrounding air. Temperature, humidity, sunlight and air quality are all important factors in making sure your plants grow well and stay healthy.
Whether your garden is indoors or outdoors, the Netatmo Smart Home Weather Station has you covered. This handy gadget is originally made for homes. But, you can use its features for gardening as well.
The unit comes in a sleek cylindrical shape. It is also smartphone compatible which lets you monitor everything via the app.
As far as features go, it lets you keep track of the
- Air quality
- Ventilation quality
- Sound levels
The latter two features are more geared towards your home, so you can monitor how much oxygen to CO2 there is in your room or home. Similarly, the noise meter lets you know if you’re loud or not.
For tending your lawn and garden, we recommend getting the outdoor module as well.
This allows you to track:
- Outdoor temperature
- Relative humidity
- Weather forecast
- Barometric pressure
- Outdoor air quality
5. Parrot Flower Power Plant Monitor
If you spend a lot of time away from home traveling, or sometimes forget to water your pots, you may want to check out this product.
This is an innovative flower pot that is able to monitor your plant. It is a self-watering system that comes with all sorts of sensors that allow it figure out how much moisture your plant needs. This gives you peace of mind that even when you forget to water them, your plants aren’t going to die.
The unit comes with 4 different sensors. These include sensors to detect:
- Fertilizer levels
- Soil moisture levels
- Air temperature
- Light sensor
It has a capacity of 2.4 liters and is fitted with LED indicators and a 2.2 liter water tank.
6. GreenIQ Smart Garden Hub
This is a smart irrigation system that helps you save on your water bills while making sure your lawn and plants grow and stay healthy.
The GreenIQ Gardne Hub is fitted with different components that helps you do this. It monitors the information coming from different weather data sources and uses its own WeatherIQ smart algorithm to calculate the optimal watering strategy for your garden.
This allows it to save you up to 50% of your water bills depending on how big your garden is and where it is located.
The device uses a combination of different factors including past data combined with weather forecasts to get the best watering schedule for your garden.
Additionally, it can integrate with other popular smart home devices like Alexa, Google Home, your Apple Watch and Nest products.
7. Little Burro Wheelbarrow Organizer
If you have a big enough lawn or garden, you probably know how useful a wheelbarrow is. However, one of the issues we’ve had with most wheelbarrows is that everything gets muddled up together.
Now, that’s not much of an issue if all the stuff you’re hauling are of the same kind. For example, all dirt and soil, or all flowers and plants.
But, often times, we mix different things together since you’re trying to get everything in with one trip.
That’s where the Little Burro organizer comes in. This is a nice hard plastic tray that can be attached to the top of your wheelbarrow. It comes with a number of different sized compartments that make it easy to put and separate items.
This makes it easy to carry flowers, soil, bottles and tools at the same time without dumping them altogether in one pile.
The tray also has pockets where you can put your belongings, separated from the gardening stuff. This is perfect for your cell phone, wallet, or keys.
8. Hozelock Auto Rewind Hose Reels
Don’t you hate having to coil the hose over and over again after watering the plants? Here’s a quick and efficient solution, the Hozelock Auto Rewind Hose Reel.
This is a cool looking dispenser that is attached to a post or the side of your shed. It is made up of a hose that’s fitted inside a housing. What makes it unique is that after you’ve watered the plants, all you need to do is go back to the hose reel and press a button.
This will automatically rewind the hose back into the housing. This makes it much neater not to mention more convenient for anyone who owns a lawn or garden. It also saves space since you don’t have a wound up hose lying on the ground.
The unit comes with 4 different hose lengths you can choose from. They are the 10, 20, 30 and 40 meter hose lengths.