With the new generation of hi-tech gardening gadgets, gardening tools have come a long way. As the top ten garden gadgets below show, not only can the right tools make gardening easier but they can also make you a smarter and more successful gardener.
Flymo 1200R Robotic Lawn Mower
Imagine never having to mow your lawn again? If that sounds great, the Robotic Lawn Mower by Flymo could be the gadget for you. Simply lay the boundary wire, and let this clever little robot mow your grass. Using the programmable settings, you can decide how often and when the grass is mowed and you don’t have to worry about the battery running low, this little robot takes care of recharging himself.
Garden Groom Pro Hedge Trimmer
Cutting hedges can be enjoyable; cleaning up the debris is not. The Garden Groom Pro changes all of that by eliminating clean up. With an 11.4 inch concealed blade and a 500-watt engine, it cuts up to 0.6-inch diameter branches, shreds them and collects them neatly in the volume collection bag.
Hozelock Auto Aquapod 10
The Auto Aquapod 10 by Hozelock waters your garden so you no longer have to. Not only will it automatically water your plants and hanging baskets, but it will also use 90% less water than your trusted watering can. A smarter, greener and easier watering solution.
Parrot Flower Power
This clever gadget from Parrot will help you keep your plants alive and well. Place the stick into your plant pot and select the name of your plant. Parrot will then sense levels of sunlight, moisture, temperature and fertilizer, before wirelessly sending a signal to your smartphone. Not only will it tell you what your plant’s needs are, but it will also send you reminders so you don’t forget.
Solar-powered LED planters will light up your garden, doubling as a light as well as a plant pot. By day, they appear like any other frosted plant pot, but by night they will light up your garden, glowing for six to eight hours on a full charge.
A shrinking bee population is a problem for gardens. Less pollination results in lower crop yields. VegiBee helps to overcome this by imitating the high frequency vibrations of a bee’s wing during pollination. The VegiBee is able to gently release pollen onto a special spoon, which can then be used to hand-pollinate other plants and increase overall crop yield of up to a third.
Every wondered why your plants aren’t growing? Now thanks to the GardenWatchCam you can find out. This easy to use 1.3-megapixel time-lapse camera will take photos of your garden when you are away. With a lens that can adjust from 20 inches for close ups, it can even capture a flower blooming. Simply place the camera into your garden and let it snap away.
Roughneck Wood Grenade Log Splitter
Are you still using an axe or a chisel to spilt logs? This tool will change that by making light work of this task – it will allow you to spilt logs with little or no effort in quick time. You will never use an axe again.
Lee Valley Power Rake
Nobody enjoys raking the garden. Enter the Power Rake, which will make light work of your gardening-raking chores. Whether you are gathering leaves, raking soil or spreading mulch, the Power Rake will hardly leave the ground. In addition, the upward shield blade curve design will stop whatever you are raking from being lost over the top. Raking will never be hard work again.
The Garden Plan Pro iPad
The Garden Plan Pro by Apple allows you to design your perfect garden with ease. This excellent visual aid helps you to lay your vegetable beds, add your plants and create your garden layout, all without picking up any tools. Using weather station data, it also provides intelligent advice that not only recommends the best plants for your region but also the best times to plant or harvest.
As these amazing garden gadgets show, technology can make your green thumb smarter. Not only can they make light work of gardening chores but can also help you make more intelligent gardening decisions.