For many people, gardening is not just a hobby, but a passion. Day in and day out, gardeners spend their time caring for the plants they planted with their own hands and tending to their every need. This kind of hobby is one worth investing in, and one way to do this is by devoting yourself to higher-tech gadgets to use for your garden. Listed below are some gadgets you can look into to better the performance of your gardening skills.
Robot Lawn Mower
This device will make your days mowing the lawn a part of history. There are a variety of names this device goes by, such as a lawn bot, mowbot, lawn Roomba, and more. The idea behind this small machine is the same as a Roomba you would have in your house. Rather than you go out to mow the lawn, this device will do it for you routinely.
With most automatic mowers, the lawn mower will come with a voltage fence that you’ll have to place down around the area the mower is supposed to patrol. You’ll also have to set a schedule for the mower to follow in order to keep the lawn cleanly clipped. Most mowers have this feature; when the battery is low, the mower will automatically make its way back to the recharging base. Some will even retreat if they detect rain. Just make sure the sprinklers and the mower are never on at the same time.
Hedge trimmers are the next step after shears. Once you’ve realized that trimming your hedges is becoming too tedious a task, it would be proficient to invest in a hedge trimmer. They make the job much easier and quicker, so you don’t use the whole day maintaining your garden.
There are a couple of aspects that you have to consider before you purchase a hedge trimmer however. Some models come with a cord, while others come battery or gas powered. The length of the blade will give you an idea of how far your blade can reach over your hedges. Some blades come with one side of teeth or two. After assessing the assembly of your yard and the contributing factors of the hedge trimmer, you can choose the right machine for you.
The creation of a sprinkler was already an innovative one. This removed the necessity of your being there to monitor and hold a hose while the plants in your garden were being watered. Now, as soon as you turn on the sprinkler system, the sprinklers do all the work for you. But this work is done very sloppily.
A smart irrigation system will give you more authority over how your sprinklers work. How long they will water the yard for, how pressurized the water is and how far the water will reach in diameter; all of these options are available in a smart system. You can either have a control pad with push buttons or invest in a control system that connects directly to your phone. This makes the job of watering your garden even easier and more economically decisive than before!
This is most likely one of the more exciting inventions to help you care for your garden. This monitor can be placed into the dirt alongside the plant and monitor multiple important properties of the plant.
A plant monitor can keep you up to date with the light, the temperature of the ground, soil moisture, fertilizer, and more. It can detect exactly when the plant needs watering and whether or not the dirt has enough nutrients for the plant. Having a plant monitor can help you understand your plants better than you did before.
Some people haven’t adapted to the sprinkler trend, and instead prefer to resort to more classical ways of watering their plants, such as using a hose. Unfortunately, you won’t find something as advanced as a smart sprinkler system when you use a hose, but you can find more ergonomic and economic hose nozzles that will use and spray water more efficiently. To ensure you can control the flow of water better, these nozzles will have a variety of settings and selective designs.
Organizing Your Garden
The more technologically advanced your garden becomes, the more careful you’ll have to be with how you organize your garden. The sprinklers and robotic mower cannot overlap, there’s a chance of them harming one another. Try to avoid placing plant monitors in the pathway of the mower to avoid the chance of it running them over. The day you trim the hedges, make sure there’s a good 40 minutes to one hour of free time for you to do your job properly. Be sure to check all your machines to make sure they’re performing properly.