The Best Smart Tech for Your Garden

The Best Smart Tech for Your Garden

The following contribution is from another author.

We all love our smart tech and gadgets when it comes to our homes, but what about our gardens? 

Here are some of the fantastic systems on the market today. 

Shed

First things first, you’re going to need somewhere to keep all of this excellent garden tech. A good quality shed is a must. You can choose to buy a pre-built model or really go for it and build your own, there a number of good shed plans you can buy which can be customised to your exact requirements. 

Of course, once you’ve built your shed, you can fill it with all of your fantastic gadgets. 

BBQ

Gone are the days of the tiny metal BBQ that you could only fit a few burgers on. Why not go the whole hog and take your outdoor cooking up to a new level. Today’s top of the range BBQs have multiple burners, smokers, rotisseries and even a built in fridge. 

No more waiting for the burgers to be done, you can cook a veritable feast on your grill. 

Robot Lawnmower

Mowing your own lawn is so last year. Just like the Roomba for your home. There are now a number of smart lawnmowers that can mow your lawn for you. When you get your mower, you place a wire around the perimeter of the area you want to cut. The lawnmower can detect when it is close to the boundary and change direction. Though it might look it’s going in a random direction, this is to ensure that it does leave marks in your lawn by taking the same route all the time. 

There are more advanced models on the market now too which use radar and lasers to map their routes and avoid obstacles. 

Mobile plant pot

Yes, you read that right. There are a range of spider-like robots that you can place your plant pots on. You tell them which kinds of plants you have and they automatically know how much light and shade they need. The unit will move into the sunny areas of the garden when needed, and back into shade if it’s too hot. How’s that for futuristic?

Smart Lighting 

Outside lighting isn’t just about security. With modern smart systems, you can create an amazing atmosphere in your garden. Some smart lights will let you chance the colour and brightness of the light depending on what you’re doing. You can set a smart timer that can tell how dark it is and adjust the lights accordingly, no more having the change timers with the seasons. 

For added security and safety, you can also have lights that sense your mobile phone and turn on as you approach your property. 

The lighting can be attached to your walls and fences or even recessed into decking and stairs for a high-class way to light your garden for any occasion. 

Watering System

Having a garden full of beautiful plants and lush lawns takes a lot of work. While gardening is a great hobby, people who are pushed for time can benefit from some of the garden smart systems on sale right now. These systems can be fitted throughout your garden and can monitor water levels in the soil, and water everything accordingly to the perfect levels. 

Some of the more advanced systems can even monitor the quality of the soil and add nutrients to it to help plants thrive. The entire system can be automated so that you don’t have to worry about your plants while you’re on holiday. 

Between this and your robot mower, you’ll hardly have to do anything at all. 

Security Systems

Unfortunately, our gardens can sometimes be the route that thieves and burglars take when stealing. In times gone by, most people just had a standard security light which was perhaps motion activated. 

But you can really upgrade your security system on the outside of your house by using smart cameras and lights. The security cameras not only keep a watch, but can now be controlled by your phone or smart speaker. You can set them to record only when movement is sensed, or recognise people by their phones so that they can tell the difference between you and someone who shouldn’t be there. They can even alert the emergency services if needed. 

Takeaways

Just a smart technology is making our homelife easier, it’s also becoming more and more common in our gardens too. Smart tech is great for maintaining the overall look of our gardens, keeping them secure and allowing you to enjoy them year round. 

Author

Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).

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