Gardening is all about connecting to nature and clearing your head, but it doesn’t mean that you should stay away from technology. On the contrary – you can be close to Mother Nature and work your worries away while taking advantage of what modern times have to offer. Every gardener has a task they really don’t like or a problem that they can’t quite figure out – there’s no point in struggling when you can find ways to make your life a little easier. Here are some gadgets that may help you get even more pleasure and satisfaction from working and spending your time in the garden:
This is something more than a device that tells you the temperature and humidity. With the right weather station, you will know all the details concerning weather and conditions in real-time, as well as the forecasts. Every gardener knows how important it is to know the weather and to act accordingly. Thanks to this device, you will be able to predict, prevent and protect. Sudden change in the weather? Winter coming early? Strong winds approaching? None of this will be a problem if you know how and when to prepare yourself. Go to weatherstationadvisor.com to read reviews of weather stations and thermometers to find the perfect one for your garden.
Garden Watch Camera
This is both fun and educational. The main reason to get this little gadget would be to keep an eye on your garden – maybe there are some mysterious creatures that do some damage to the fruits of your work or you suspect there may be something wrong with the placement and movement of your plants that change during the night. With the help of a time-lapse digital camera, you will be able to watch your garden even when you’re not there. You can set it to capture images at chosen intervals to look for the cause of your problems or to simply observe how your garden grows and flowers (literally). What’s more, you won’t have to worry about powering it, as most garden watch cameras work on AA batteries.
Parrot Flower Power Plant Monitor
You can’t know everything and it’s normal to forget what you’ve already learned. It’s not unusual for gardeners to kill off a plant from time to time, but if you would like to reduce that risk or there are some specific plants that you’re struggling with, Parrot Flower Power may be the answer. This is a little, branch-like device that you put in the soil with your plant. It connects with an app where you can access all necessary information – moisture, temperature, light, fertilizer levels, etc., and even get a warning when a problem appears. Thanks to that, you are able to adjust your care and give your plants exactly what they need and when they need it.
ScareCrow animal repellent
If you care about the state of your garden, you always keep your children away from the shrubs and you don’t let your dog run through your flowers, you probably wouldn’t like wild animals or neighbours’ dogs doing it. The ScareCrow may help you keep wildlife away from doing any damage. What’s even more important – it does it in a totally humane, yet effective way. First, it detects an animal by using motion and heat sensors, then it uses a loud sound to scare an animal off and if it doesn’t work, it bursts a bit of water. It’s completely harmless, but it will work for most of the animals.
This little device imitates the high-frequency vibrations of bees’ wings during pollination. It releases pollen into a spoon for you to pollinate other plants manually. The tests showed that it may result even in a 30% increase in crop yield. Become an actual busy bee to help nature a little bit, and let your garden grow and flower.
Cordless pole saw
If you don’t like leaning out of the window or climbing on the ladders to keep your trees and branches in order, this is the solution. Cordless design is not only easy to manage and walk around the garden with, but it’s also eco-friendly and cheaper to maintain with its rechargeable and energy-efficient battery. It extends up to eight feet to ensure that you can reach every branch around your house without putting yourself in any danger.
They look like terracotta vases so they won’t disturb the view. You bury them amongst your plants and you fill them with water. With all that, Oyas are able to water plants around them (and underneath) all by themselves, and they know exactly when there’s a need to do it. Thanks to that, you don’t have to run around the garden with a hose or a watering can.
Some gadgets are more useful than others. Sometimes you get them to become a better gardener and keep your plants happy, other times you just want to improve your comfort. Whatever the reason, it’s good to acknowledge that there are many things that can help you and it’s not like you’re cheating. Keep up with technology and become a gardening geek!