Make the neighbours green with envy with our smart garden guide

Smart home technology doesn’t have to be isolated indoors. Now spring is upon us it’s time to plug in your plants, and make use of the variety of tech on the market to make your garden part of the full smart home experience.

But what devices are out there and how can they help you make the grass greener on your side of the fence?

Plant sensors
Perhaps one of the simple devices to get you started, plant sensors can be placed directly into the soil near your plants so that they can gather information about its surroundings. This will then send you updates and alerts directly to your phone or tablet.

The sensor measures information such as soil moisture and temperature, and uses a database of plants to provide specific advice relevant for each species. For example, you can request to receive push notifications when plants need watering or more sunlight. What’s more, plant sensors can even be used indoors to help keep house plants alive.

Robotic lawnmowers
No more spending your sunny Sundays pacing up and down the garden cutting the grass. Now you can just sit back and relax while a robot lawnmower does it for you.

This technology uses wires placed around a perimeter in the garden as guidelines to direct itself around the lawn.

Sprinkler systems
Never worry about your garden or plants becoming waterlogged or dehydrated again. Whether you’re watering veggies, plants or grass using smart sprinkler systems can take data from weather reports and soil moisture levels to help you keep plants alive and save water by only giving your grass a drink when it needs it.

What’s more, you can also use your smartphone or tablet to turn sprinklers on or off remotely.

Birds Eye View
After filling your garden with all the latest technology, you’ll now need something to help protect your belongings. Keep an eye on your garden with security cameras that can be accessed remotely anywhere at anytime via your smartphone or tablet and keep the green fingered thieves at bay.