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5 Easy Ways To Make Your Backyard And Garden Smart

Mar 20, 2022 | News

We all want to live a peaceful lifestyle, and one way to do that is by making our backyards and gardens intelligent and automated. There are many ways to do this, and we’ve listed five of the best below.

Use Automatic LED Lighting

Installing automatic LED lighting is one way to make your backyard and garden smart. This will help you save energy and money and make your backyard and garden look great. Several different types of automatic LED lighting are available.

You can use colored lights to set different moods or regular white lights that you can dim to enjoy the night.

Solar lamps charge during the day and automatically turn on at night. Lights can be used to line walkways or spotlights to shine on bushes, trees, and walls to make them stand out.

Equinox Louvered Roof System Patio Covers

You can install motion sensor lights that turn on when there’s motion and turn off automatically. If you have a lot of wildlife in your area, these work great to announce there are critters in your yard. This is also a great safety feature to keep unwanted guests out.

Install a Smart Irrigation System

An intelligent irrigation system will help keep your yard and garden healthy and thriving. It can monitor your soil conditions and adjust the water delivered to your plants accordingly, helping you avoid overwatering, which can damage your plants.

An intelligent irrigation system may also have sensors that can detect when there is a change in weather conditions. This will help the system deliver the correct amount of water to your plants to avoid frost damage or drought conditions.

The most straightforward innovative watering system would be to set up a timer that waters your yard and garden at night. This will give your yard a good soaking and won’t evaporate as quickly if you run it during the day. In hotter climates, water can burn plants and flowers due to the sun beating down on them.

Use an Automated Louvered Roof Patio Cover

Patio covers have changed a lot from times past. A patio used to mean you could go outside on sunny days, sit down and enjoy a cool glass of lemonade, or even take the family pet out without experiencing any undue discomfort. However, patio covers allow you to want the sunshine in winter, too! Patio covers can also protect against the sun during warm weather.

With an Equinox Louvered Roof System Patio Cover, you’re always in control! The system features 8-inch louvers that open and close on a 160-degree axis. This provides adjustable shading so homeowners can block out the hot sun or take advantage of sunny days easily while enjoying the comfort and safety of their outdoor patio spaces no matter what Mother Nature has planned. We know everyone loves options, and this is precisely what the Equinox Louvered Roof System Patio Cover offers: optimal flexibility and functionality!

Equinox Louvered Roof System Patio Covers

Imagine controlling a roof motorized system in your house with the touch of a button, opening and closing it like windows, and saving energy or protecting yourself from the sun’s rays every time you do. It’s like opening and closing blinds, allowing you to redirect airflow or adjust light levels depending on how sophisticated your home automation system is. Is this the future?

Get a Wifi Connected BBQ Grill

A Wifi connected BBQ grill will help you make sure your food never gets burned.  A Wifi connected BBQ grill can send you notifications when your food is done cooking, and many grills will include an intelligent thermometer so you can monitor the temperature of your food without having to open the lid. Depending on the type of grill you get will depend on if it can be connected to Wifi or not. Research grills that also include an app. Most grills that offer an app will allow you to connect it to your Wifi. Imagine putting your food on your grill and being able to monitor it while watching the game inside or chatting with your friends.

person standing in front grill grilling sausage

A wifi-enabled smoker will let you monitor and control the temperature of your smoker from anywhere in the world.  Smoking meat is a great way to add flavor and complexity to your meals, but getting the smoker’s temperature exactly where you want it can be challenging. A wifi-enabled smoker will allow you to set the temperature and then monitor it remotely to ensure your meat is smoking at the right temperature. You may also be able to control things like airflow and smoke production from your phone.

Another idea is to install an app on your phone or computer to help you easily plan and track your meals and cooking times. The chicken will have its best internal temperature, while beef will have its own, depending on how you like it. I want my beef medium-rare.

Many apps are available that help you track calories and nutrients in your food and provide recipes and cooking tips.

Set Up A Weather Station to Monitor the Weather

Not only can you use an app to monitor your food, but you can also use an app to monitor the weather. Some apps will allow you to connect your device to the internet and get real-time weather updates. This is great for checking the forecast before heading out or keeping tabs on what’s happening outside.

If you have a Google Hub or Amazon Alexa device, it’s as easy as asking what the weather is today or will be next week. While it may not be 100% accurate, having a personal robot that can answer almost anything you ask is fun.

Bonus: For those who want to automate their backyard, splurge on an automated robot lawnmower.

A robotic lawn mower is the ultimate backyard gadget!  Set your robot lawnmower to mow every day, every few days, or every week. It’s up to you! You can have it mow your entire yard or a different section daily. No more having to hire someone or deal with teenagers who won’t do their chores. These are just like indoor room vacuums that can vacuum entire rooms automatically.

By following these tips, you can make your backyard and garden more efficient, which will help you save energy and time.