Gardening is about to get a lot smarter.
No matter what your plans are for the world outside the walls of your house, smart tech can help you put them into action. Whether you want to set up some outdoor lights, or you are looking to fully automate your garden and lawn sprinkling system, there’s a smart solution that’s perfect for the job.
If you’re ready to really go green this spring, let’s take a look at a few of the ways smart technology can help the outdoor areas of your home.
Water Just Got Smart(er)
Let’s be honest: How often do you forget to water the plants? Or how often do you think about starting a garden, but the fear of forgetting to water your plants takes root and you can’t shake it and end up not having an awesome garden?
Much like smart homes have reinvented how people live and work with other areas of their home, smart sprinkling solutions can make gardening easy for everybody – and much less of a chore than it usually is!
With a smart sprinkler, not only will you be able to use voice control – like Alexa – to control your system when you are home, but you’ll also be able to control it with an app or have the system set to adjust itself based on the current weather. It’s the perfect garden assistant and can help even the most forgetful of people start their own gardens.
Outdoor Lighting – It’s a Bright Idea
If you spend a lot of time on your garden – or maybe your various topiaries and shrubberies and other outdoor decor – you don’t want it to only be viewable half the day. What do you do once the sun sets?
The same thing you would do if you were trying to illuminate a room indoors: Smart lighting! With smart outdoor lighting, you can easily automate your outdoor lights, such as setting them to turn on every night at dusk. Smart lighting can also be used to light pathways, highlight art or floral features, and as a safety mechanism when you add in motion sensing capabilities.
Mowing Made Easy
Is there anybody out there who actually likes mowing the lawn?
It’s time to take the time-honored tradition of lawn mowing and automate it. With a robot lawn mower, you don’t have to worry about mowing the lawn yourself, or worry about which of the kids you can bribe to do it for you. Your little robot lawnmower will take care of it all by itself, freeing up your time to do...well, anything else that isn’t mowing the lawn.
Maybe you want to spend more time outside...but you don’t want to miss the game. Maybe you want your kids to spend more time outside, but know that tearing them away from the TV is going to be an uphill battle.
Whatever the reason, outdoor TVs can add huge value to your home, and really liven up any outdoor living space you are looking to spend more time in. They are also perfect for gatherings and parties – your next cookout/BBQ will never be the same once you add a brand-new outdoor TV to the mix.
There’s one important thing to remember, though: Indoor TVs and the outdoors don’t mix. Indoor TVs aren’t made to hold up to outdoor elements, so you want to make sure you go with a TV that’s specifically rated for the outdoors. If you aren’t sure what to get, give us a call! We’ll help you find a great looking outdoor TV that can stand up to anything Mother Nature throws at it.
TVs aren’t the only piece of technology that can provide outdoor ambiance – outdoor speakers can add background music to any outdoor event – even if it’s just doing chores or raking up after the robotic lawn mower. Whether you decide to go with speakers that look like rocks – which add music to your yard without having to add anything that looks out of place – or decide to go with inground speakers, outdoor audio will change how you approach your outdoor space for the better.
No matter how you decide to integrate smart technology with your outdoors, we’re here to help you make sure everything is up and working the way it should! Give us a call today and we’ll be glad to talk all about your outdoor integration project, and together we can come up with a plan that will have you enjoying music, automatic sprinklers, and outdoor Netflix marathons before you know it!