Reading up and trying out these new gardening tools and gadgets has been one of our favourite things to do at the VR Gardens office this year. Whether you’ve got experienced green fingers or are just beginning to venture into the world of garden design, it seems there’s a high-tech gardening gizmo for everyone. We’ve put together a list of our 4 favourite new gardening tools and gadgets that can help you bring your gardening to the next level.
- Grow Duo
Grow Duo’s sensor-equipped self-watering planter comes with all the essential materials (soil, seeds and nutrients) to get your food garden up and running within 10 minutes. Its built-in sensors monitor environmental conditions to water your plants effectively and learn your garden’s needs. The free iOS/Android app provides personalised, data-driven growing guidance and recommendations teaching you how to grow and ensuring a successful outcome.
You can purchase a wide variety of seeds, seedlings, soil and nutrients from the The Grow marketplace, and for first-timers who may need some extra guidance you can also choose plant kits tailored to your location and season.
You can find out more at Grow’s website.
- Parrot Flower Power Plant Monitor
All you have to do is insert this handy little contraption into your plant pot, sync it with your smartphone and you’re ready to go. You’ll receive updates on sunlight levels, soil moisture and temperature, all of which can help you keep your plants strong and healthy.
- Parrot Pot
At one point in time we’ve all returned home from a few days away only to find our plants are looking a bit under the weather. Fortunately, one of our top cool gardening gadgets will guarantee you up to a month of automated watering, meaning you won’t have to spend any time worrying about a plant sitter. The Parrot Pot is self-watering and sends real-time updates on light, temperature, soil moisture and fertiliser levels straight to your smart device. The Parrot Pot is also suitable for both outdoor and indoor use, which is great if you don’t have access to outdoor space.
- Blossom – Smart Watering Controller
Blossom is a sprinkler management app that automatically builds a smart watering schedule based on your location, weather patterns and vegetation. You also have the option to adjust the watering amount per zone with a simple swipe.
The app lets you organise every zone in your garden by assigning a name, photo and specific plant type for up to seven zones. You can then control each zone independently turning sprinklers on and off with a simple button on the control panel on your app. We think this app would come in very useful if you need to cater for different soil types or plants that have different watering needs. With this app you won’t have to worry about over or under-watering your plants again.
Some of these new gardening tools and gadgets are bound to help you take your gardening to the next level. Leave a comment with your favourite tools and nifty gadgets that help you manage your green spaces better, we’d love some extra recommendations.