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Smart Gardening Practices for improved and enjoyable gardening

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Posted April 3, 2019

Gardening has gone high tech in recent years. Various gadgets and applications have made gardening easier and more beneficial. Activities like watering, accessing Lawn Care Services, planning landscapes, monitoring the progress of your plants and hedge trimming have been optimized to reduce wastage and improve productivity.

Whether you are growing vegetables or flowers, smart gardening allows you to avoid the rigors of traditional gardening so that you can enjoy the pleasures of caring for a plant regardless of your inexperience or busy schedule.

Lawn. Image credit: Pxhere, CC0 Public Domain

Lawn. Image credit: Pxhere, CC0 Public Domain

Learn how to start a garden

There are many reasons why planting a garden is a fantastic idea. Key among them is that gardeners generally display better physical and mental health. No matter where you are in the world or what language you speak, gardening will make you feel better. Planting a garden is however not easy. It demands commitment and failure can be heartbreaking. This is why you need a strong foundation and a clear path to follow on your journey to becoming a gardener.

Plenty of freely available applications can provide you the right knowledge from professionals to get you started and help you navigate the hurdles that come with gardening.

Use apps and web apps to plan your garden

Planting a garden involves more than dropping some seeds into the ground and waiting for them to grow. An efficient garden must be carefully planned. The first step to planning your garden is to inventory your resources. Are you planting in containers or the ground? What size of land are you working with? Which direction does the garden face? Answers to these questions will help you decide what to plant. Different plants require different amounts of water, space, and sunlight.

A number of devices can help you record the metrics you need to plan your garden. To find out when and how long your garden gets sun, for example, you set up a webcam or use your Smartphone to take time-lapse pictures. Plant sensors can help you determine which plants will do well in your garden.

Stay in control of your garden

Finding time to cater to your garden all year round can be challenging. Even the most committed of us can forget to water our plants or to eradicate pests and diseases that may plague them. Staying in control of your garden extends beyond downloading a few apps on your Smartphone to keep track of your garden’s progress. You need systems that can read the weather, measure moisture levels in the soil, irrigate when necessary and alert you in case a plant is attacked by disease.

There are different gadgets and systems to suit different budgets. Some high-end watering systems will automatically water your garden or lawn anytime it is parched. Botanical kits and smart sprinklers will send you updates about your garden’s soil moisture give you watering control from your phone.

Make gardening fun

If your goal is to produce fresh produce or beautify your home, smart gardening has got you covered. Various gadgets like smart garden speakers that play your favorite music or audio books can also turn the chore into a fun and relaxing activity.

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