With the arrival of Spring comes a ton of gardening chores as plants, well, spring back to life. Not all tasks need to be done the old fashioned way though. We’ve hand picked a selection of gardening gadgets that will take much of the effort out of tending to your plants and lawn.
After all, so much of gardening is busywork. Whether it’s mowing your lawn on a regular basis, or checking to see when plants need watering, there are plenty of ways of automating the process. These gadgets bring the fun back into gardening while getting stuff done quickly and efficiently.
Robomow RX12 Robotic Lawn Mower ($600)
Mowing a lawn is frequently dull. The first time of the season might feel satisfying but much like vacuuming your home, it feels a little never-ending. Like a Roomba for your home, the Robomow RX12 Robotic Lawn Mower does all the hard work for you, after an initial setup process.
All you do is set up perimeter wire so that the mower knows where to go (and where not to go), and the rest is up to the robot. It covers an area of up to 2000 sq ft but isn’t designed for steep hills. It’s pretty good with regular lumps or bumps on your lawn though. It’s fairly basic compared to more expensive Robomowers. There’s no smartphone support or scheduling, so you have to tap the Go button yourself, but it’ll save you a ton of effort during ‘growing’ season, and at a keen price.
Netatmo Weather Station ($145)
Avid gardeners know that monitoring the weather is a key part of keeping your garden healthy and well cared for. The Netatmo Weather Station means you don’t have to keep an eye on impersonal weather reports. Place the module in your garden, and it’ll report back on the current temperature, humidity, air quality, barometric pressure, and more.
All this is transferred to your smartphone, enabling you to store stats and graphs for historical reference at a later date. It works kind of like an ultra-local weather forecast so you know exactly what’s going on at all times. The kit also includes an indoor sensor for tracking temperature changes and other alterations within your home. Compatible with Alexa, users don’t have…
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