Many of our readers feel that being wired to technology prevents users from appreciating the beauty of the world around us, but a range of apps and gadgets are actually helping tech lovers make the most of their garden.
Clever smartphone apps help everyone from beginners to seasoned green thumbs get great results in the garden. When you’re starting out, My Garden Designer suggests garden ideas that will work with your available space.
When you’re short on inspiration, the pictures on Leafsnap can help you decide what to plant. And if your garden takes a turn for the worse, Garden Compass can help you diagnose the problem and take care of it. Garden disasters need to be taken care of quickly, so try loading these apps on smartphones that turbo charge like the Google Nexus 6 from T-Mobile.
If you really want to get serious about your garden technology, think beyond your smartphone and look to clever garden gadgets instead. We love Blossom, a device which connects to water sprinklers to help them work more efficiently, and Edyn, a garden sensor which monitors the soil and tracks weather conditions. Edyn then analyzes the data it collects and suggests plants that would thrive in your garden.
Many people blame the rise of technology for making us lose touch with the natural world. However, apps and gadgets like these show that technology can actually work in tandem with the great outdoors. Take a closer look at some of the ways technology is helping us make our gardens grow with the infographic below.
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