Garden Trends 2019 – Smart Technology

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A fast growing garden trend this year is the use of smart technology to make your time outdoors even more pleasurable. Whether you don’t have the time to tend to your garden, or just want to create a more relaxing outdoor retreat where you can entertain friends or sit back and unwind, smart technology can help you to make the most of outdoor space. Here are just a few ways smart technology can be used to make your garden extra special and easy to maintain…

Smart Lighting

Whether you are hosting friends for an alfresco dinner party or relaxing with a good book at the end of the day, having the right outdoor lighting is key in terms of both function and ambience. With smart garden lighting your garden will seamlessly transform from day to night; as the natural light fades, smart lights will brighten to illuminate your garden, patio or balcony. Plus, you can pre-programme the lights to turn on at set times of the day, or use voice activated lights for ultimate convenience.

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Smart Shade

Smart electric awnings are a fantastic way of creating shade for your garden or patio when the sun gets too hot. Automatic sensors detect when the temperature is too high and deploys the motorised awning to provide some much needed shade. Automated awnings can also retract when the wind gets too strong, giving you the peace of mind that your awning won’t get damaged should the weather worsen. Take a look at our range of Awning Sensors and Accessories to find out more.

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Smart Mowing

If your garden mostly resembles an overgrown jungle than an emerald gem cut to perfection, a robotic mower could be just the ticket. Save time cutting the grass with the help of a smart bot that will whizz around your garden, munching up blades, without you having to lift a finger. You can even schedule the mower to automatically cut your lawn at set intervals. The result – a beautifully manicured lawn, no matter how busy you are!

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Smart Watering

The balance between providing enough water to maintain a beautiful, thriving garden and creating a monsoon that will drown even the hardiest of perennials is a hard one to gauge. But now you can leave all your worries behind and let an automated smart sprinkler system to do all of the hard work for you. Rain monitors and soil moisture sensors determine how much water your garden needs in order to keep your garden looking blooming marvelous!

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