Posts Tagged ‘Garden’

Plant Sensor Allows your Plants to Send Notifications to your Smartphone when They Need Water or Light

January 26, 2014 Leave a comment

Parrot Flower Power Plant Sensor, Green

  • Monitor the health of your plants from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch
  • Real-time monitoring and alerts ensure optimum health and growth
  • Built-in database of over 6,000 plants, trees and vegetables
  • Sensors measure soil moisture, fertilizer, ambient temperature and light intensity
  • Use indoors or outdoors – IPX5/IPX7 water resistance rating
  • Works with potted plants and open ground plants
  • CES Hot Stuff Award winner and Popular Sciences’ “Product of the future” pick

Are your plants trying to tell you something? With the Parrot Flower Power Plant Sensor, your plants can send notifications straight to your phone when they’re thirsty, hungry, too hot or cold, or if they just need to spend some time in the sun! Do you have a “Green Thumb” when it comes to gardening? Does everything you seem to plant die? Does everything you seem to plant flourish? Whether you’re a pro or don’t know the first thing about gardening but want to get started then the Flower Power Plant Sensor from Parrot is here to save the day and make gardening a heck of a lot easier. This award winning plant sensor sticks into the soil next to your potted or open ground plants, trees or vegetables and monitors the soil moisture, fertilizer, ambient temperature and light intensity to ensure optimum growth and health. These vitals are gathered by the sensors every 15 minutes and streamed to the Flower Power app (free download in Apple App Store) every two hours to allow you to view the data or view in real-time through live mode if near the plant. Additionally the Flower Power can communicate with you through alerts in the event one of your plants needs watering or extra attention. When installing the Flower Power you can choose from over 6,000 different plants, trees or vegetables to ensure the sensor is monitoring the correct vitals for the right plant. It is capable of monitoring several plants at once provided they are in the same pot, planter or small plot of land and have the same exposure to the elements. The Flower Power is compatible with Bluetooth-enabled iOS devices running iOS 6.1 and higher (iPhone 4S and newer, iPad Retina and newer, iPad Mini and newer, and iPod Touch 4th Generation and newer). Read More

Get that Green Lawn You’ve Always Wanted

October 5, 2013 Leave a comment

DIG Corp. 9001D Hose End Timer with LCD Display

  • Female hose thread inlet and a male hose thread outlet
  • Simple, six-button programming
  • “Rain off” button
  • 9V battery powered

There are many reasons why we never really get around to watering the lawn. Most of the time, we just wish the lawn was beautiful with little to no hassle. With the DIG Corp. 9001D Hose End Timer with LCD Display, you will be on your way to that low maintenance, beautiful green lawn. At a rating of 4.5 stars by consumers, the Hose End Timer is reliable, a great buy, and energy efficient. One review on our site says, “by far the best water timer I’ve ever used!” As you can see, this quick fix is what will set you apart from your neighbor’s lawn. Read More

A Fully Functional Planter Box Integrates a High-End Speaker

August 28, 2012 Leave a comment

Product Title (In box)

  • 6.5″ dual voice coil injection-molded TCC (talc, Carbon, And Ceramic) filled polypropylene woofer
  • Dual 1″ fluid-cooled tri-laminate Teteron tweeters
  • One-speaker stereo-input mode or two-speaker stereo mode
  • Grill matches the planter box for a natural and realistic look
  • Weatherproof design allows for an outdoor installation and even accommodates live plants

If you find yourself outside in your backyard often and feel that something is missing, it’s more than likely the lack of fresh-tunes in the form of music. From Niles Audio comes the PB6Si PRO, an outdoor all weatherproof speaker and planter box. Niles Audio delivers the mids and lows via the 6.5 inch dual voice injection-molded TCC (talc, carbon, ceramic) filled polypropylene woofer while the dual 1 inch fluid-cooled tri-laminate Teteron tweeters deliver the silky smooth highs. There’s a lot of technical terms here, but just know they are designed to deliver awesome sound. There are two modes which allow for a one-speaker stereo-input mode or two-speaker stereo mode. The grill matches the finish to provide that stone pot/planter look and YES, you can plant real live plants in it. Fill it with roses while enjoying some classical music or fill it with Venus Flytraps and play death metal. The idea here is to enjoy music while being outdoors in your lush backyard without having an unsightly speaker design attempting to blend in to the surroundings. You will probably find yourself outdoors enjoying the Sun more often thanks to music. Being outdoors + Music + Sun = Vitamin D. I see nothing but positive things here. Read More

Add Life to Any Garden with a Fluttering Solar Powered Dragonfly

April 7, 2012 Leave a comment

Product Title (In box)
Add a touch of life to any garden with the SDF1 Solar Dragonfly from Fascinations. This lifelike fluttering dragonfly is attached to a stake with a solar panel and will circle around the stake in roughly a 15 inch diameter when powered. While outside in the sun this dragonfly will be powered by the solar panel, however this Solar Dragonfly can also be used indoors or in an area not exposed to the sun through the use of 1 AA battery (not included). The solar panel and dragonfly sit about 7.5 inches above the stake when put into the ground or a flower pot. Read More

  • Solar powered
  • Dragonfly will circle in 15 inch diameter
  • Flutters around ground stake like a real dragonfly
  • 1 AA battery will allow it to work indoors

DIY: 5 Tips to Organize and Beautify Your Backyard

June 17, 2011 Leave a comment

1. Organize your garden hose:

There is nothing like having a tangled hose when trying to water your large garden or wash down your patio. By using a garden hose organizer you don’t have to lug around the heavy hose or worry about it getting stuck in a knot!

Claber 8894 Gemini Metal Hose Cart with Wheels

2. Install an irrigation system:

Installing an irrigation system is a fantastic way to manage the watering of lawns, gardens, plants and trees. By automating this you can rest assure that your lawn will always be the greenest and your plants will never wilt!

Orbit 58872N SunMate Complete Yard Watering Kit

3. Hide and Protect Unsightly Sprinkler Valves:

Although, using an irrigation system helps make your yard look beautiful and green, it usually leaves you with a group or even multiple groups of unsightly sprinkler valves or valve boxes in your yard. Instead  add some style to your landscape by camouflaging those valves or boxes.Check out all the great covers!

4. Add pathway lighting:
Create a clear walkway through your lawn or garden, and don’t worry it won’t cost you more each month on your electricity bill–and it surely won’t add an extra headache of wiring! Use solar pathway lighting that lights up automatically at night!

Solar Powered Lighted Stepping Stone, Square/Green (6-Pack)

5. Finally, Create a Relaxing Atmosphere:
Now, that you have taken the aesthetic steps to make sure your garden is beautiful and organized, why not add a fountain that will bring the soothing sounds of water to your patio, deck, porch, or garden! Once again, we know you may be thinking that this will only add to your electricity bill, but don’t worry fountains powered by direct sunlight will not only be easy to install but it will also not cost anything to operate.

Smart Solar 22300R01 Solar Frog Fountain, Green


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