The popular saying is April showers bring May flowers, but it takes more than Mother Nature to plant successfully. Knowing the proper methods to cultivate soil, the proper location for different plants, and of course careful attention to maintaining moisture and ensuring sunlight all contribute to successful gardening.
Achieving the best results requires a combination of know-how and experience. Of course, it pays to have the proper tools. Nowadays, garden technology is helping to take some of the guesswork and labor out of gardening, performing tasks such as sensing soil moisture and temperature, watering the lawn at optimal intervals, helping make a precision cut, andꟷeven helping to mow the lawn.
While garden technology tends to be a bit less high tech than some of the impressive tech now being employed in agriculture, for homeowners, the gains in planting productivity can be impressive, albeit on a smaller scale. The following gallery looks into the many ways garden technology is transforming home gardening.
Spencer Chin is a Senior Editor for Design News covering the electronics beat. He has many years of experience covering developments in components, semiconductors, subsystems, power, and other facets of electronics from both a business/supply-chain and technology perspective. He can be reached at Spencer[email protected]