We don’t know about you, but this January weather has got us longing for warmer, sunnier days that will be best spent outdoors in our garden, but unfortunately, it’s going to be a few more months until we’re able to do that. On the bright side, we have plenty of time to fully prepare for our garden and that means learning about various apps and gadgets that will help our gardens absolutely flourish come springtime. Let’s take a look!
Sprinkler System Command Center
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If you’ve ever thought gardening would be sufficiently easier if you could just control the weather, then we’ve got some good news for you! Rain Commander is a device that pairs up with your cellular device or tablet that allows you to schedule watering cycles and create zones within your space so you can (kind of) control the weather. Or at least how much water your plants get and when.
Too Much of a Good Thing
If you find yourself outside a lot, this next gadget is probably one worth investing in. June is a wearable device that tracks your sun exposure and aims to prevent burns and overexposure to harmful UV rays. It’s easy to shift all of your focus to your plants, but June will make sure you are taking care of yourself too.
Here to Remind You
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If you love your plants but tend to forget to water them then this free (yes, free!) app is just the tool you need. Waterbot will send you reminders telling you what plants need water and you can even set up a watering schedule on the app. Gone are the days of killing plants because you forgot to water them with Waterbot.
Regardless of what you’re growing outdoors, it is susceptible to diseases. The Garden Compass Plant and Disease Identifier is an app that allows you to simply upload a photo of your infected plant, then a team of horticulture experts helps you identify the problem at hand. We don’t think it gets much easier than that.
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Sometimes picking out flowers for large pots or containers can be a bit of a tedious job, but thanks to technology it doesn’t have to be with My Garden Containers. This app will walk you through the entire process of growing multiple flowers in one pot. Not only will it create pots with flowers that do well together, but it will tell you important need to know facts such as choosing the right soil, how you can ensure plants are receiving adequate amounts of water, and help you choose the appropriate fertilizer.