10 High-Tech Gardening Tools You Need to Get Your Hands On
Your modern green thumb will love how much easier gardening is with these gadgets and tools.
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Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller
Say goodbye to over- or under-watering with the Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller. The automatic weather adjustments guarantee you won’t water your lawn while it’s raining. The controller takes the guesswork out of just how much water is needed, so you’ll save water and money. Use the app on your smartphone to control the sprinklers, set your own schedules or input details about plant types and sun exposure. The system works with top smart-home platforms, including Amazon Alexa and Google Home. These simple fixes will solve 90 percent of common sprinkler system breakdowns.
Bosch Cordless Shrub and Grass Shear
Gardening tools are pretty straight forward, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be smart! This handheld multi-tool from Bosch allows you to trim your hedges, shrubs and grass with the same tool. Thanks to its lightweight design, featuring a lithium-ion battery, you can master the art of well-groomed plants with almost an hour of work on one charge. The anti-blocking system prevents the shear from stalling, so you can get a perfect cut every time. Here is a collection of the top cordless outdoor power tools.
Worx Landroid Pre-Programmed Robotic Lawn Mower
Mowing the lawn is a chore that keeps on coming back, week after week, year after year. Put the process on auto pilot with this robotic lawn mower from Worx. Send it out to mow the lawn, and the autonomous robot follows a border wire set around the yard to ensure it only cuts what it’s supposed to. It’s fully programmed out of the box for easy set-up and use, and it automatically returns to base in case of rain or for a battery recharge. Why spend your days cleaning when you can just get a robot to do it?!
Cestash Wall-Mounted Planter Pots
Whether it’s winter, you’re living in an urban oasis or you just prefer indoor gardening, check out these wall-mounted planter pots. The strong adhesive attaches to any surface, including glass, wood, tile or even plaster, so you can grow herbs almost anywhere in style. The high-tech aspect is that they’re self-watering, so you can rest assured your plants will not dry out if you ignore them for a few days. Stop overbuying fresh herbs only to watch them spoil in the fridge. Instead, grow your own herbs indoors.
Netro Whisperer Smart Plant Sensor
The Netro Whisperer Smart Plant SensorParrot Flower Power is a wireless Bluetooth indoor/outdoor gadget that can sense levels of sunlight, moisture, temperature and fertilizer in your plants’ environment. It uses this information to wirelessly send a signal to your smart device to inform you of the health of your plants. We’ve collected 15 gardening tools, all available at Harbor Freight, that balance affordability and functionality. Check them out!
The Royal Weeder Electric Tiller and Cultivator
Probably one of the most dreaded chores of gardening is weeding. The Royal Weeder is a lightweight, cordless cultivator that makes weeding a breeze. This tool weighs a mere 3 pounds! It features rechargeable electric power (a battering and charging unit are included) and it has a comfortable grip and adjustable handle. Plus, the 6-inch hardened-steel tiller blade never needs resharpening.
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Worx AeroCart Wagon Kit
The wheelbarrow has remained a straightforward gardening tool for the last century—until now. The Worx AeroCart Wagon Kit is an 8-in-1 tool that can be a wheelbarrow, yard cart, bag holder, dolly, rock/plant mover and trailer tote. The two-wheel design makes a 200-pound load feel like 17 pounds. The enhanced feature of this cart is the flat-free tires that never need inflating. Oh, and the cupholders! “If Porsche made a garden cart, it would look like this,” says an Amazon reviewer. Check out this awesome garden cart you can build yourself.
Reolink Night Vision Camera
Does it get more high-tech than spying on your garden? This Reolink camera allows you to watch your plants grow and your flowers open, providing real time feedback so you won’t miss anything! You can speed up the video to see the peak of growth, as well. You may also want to check out the 11 strangest things caught on home security cameras.
VegiBee Garden Express Plant Pollinator
Rescue crops that are in dire need of pollen where no bees can be found with this vibrating pollinator. The battery-powered device is a “bee free” plant pollinator method that’s great for the greenhouse and your outdoor garden. Boost plant pollination on vegetables and fruits or use to hybridize flowers in the greenhouse. It’s a very handy little device that Amazon reviewers have especially loved for boosting fruit production on their tomato plants. The variable speeds, multiple vibrating wands and rechargeable batteries on this plant pollinator make it a high-tech gardening tool you’ll want to get your hands on. Here are 10 bee friendly plants that will also beautify your landscape.
ColdSnap! Frost Alarm App
This high-tech gardening gadget will notify you if there is danger of low temperatures outside the expected range, so you’ll be able to cover up your plants before they get ruined. The app, which is compatible with Android, can be customized, and users can choose where to source weather data from. It includes global forecast data and allows you to monitor up to four locations. Don’t start your DIY projects before you check out these apps designed to help DIYers.