You’ve got your smart speakers, your mobile phone-controlled heating, and voice-activated lights throughout the home, allowing it to feel like a borderline Starship Enterprise, but what about your garden? It’s rare that the emergent smart tech in the home leaks out into the outdoor section, but there are steps you can take to get it to feel modern and efficient, inviting and illuminating even in the darkest of winter nights.
Take a look at the following short guide, giving you some ideas on how to make your garden more modern, stylish, and resilient as the winter months approach.
1. Garden tool tech
Spend a lot of time away from your property, or are planning a long holiday? Look at getting yourself an automated sprinkler or irrigation system, to continue watering and maintaining plants on your behalf. You can even invest in systems that connect to the Wi-Fi in your home, allowing you to remotely control your garden like some sort of telepathic Alan Titchmarsh and giving you suggestions on best practices for your garden on any given day, accounting for weather conditions, temperature, etc.
Too lazy or don’t have the time to prim and maintain your garden intently? Perhaps you’re worried about the coming winter’s adverse weather hurting your garden. Tech also exists that can monitor the soil conditions and required nutrients of a given plant, sending you notifications through your smartphone as-and-when you need them. Therefore, you don’t need to worry about your prized flowerbed when out and about.
2. Being smart with your garden space
In cityscapes and city-center apartments, many are restricted in space completely, with those living in apartment blocks having to think creatively to get their fair share of green space. Many have potted plants/hanging baskets in their apartments, helping to oxidize the room and promote well-being, and in luxury apartment buildings, such as some of the ones offered across Liverpool and Manchester by RW Invest, rooftop gardens are great and are a way of enjoying the outdoors and greenery in the city.
Why not take inspiration from city-center, space savings properties, and try to introduce greenery into and throughout your house? Think of some opportune spots or rooms where you could place/hang decorative plants, and don’t just think of one flat plain outside. Window boxes or plants/decorations on any balconies you may have can be an excellent addition.
3. Plant Succulents
Facing water scarcity? But love to plant more plants in your garden area? Here you deserve succulents. The indestructible succulents do not need that much water when compared to other plants. Such an adaptable plant that fits with any climate and is also suitable for room temperature. The best air purifier and you can get fresh oxygenated air. It has a healing property that lowers high blood pressure and it increases concentration power. More and more medicinal properties are there in succulents. Succulents are cost-effective and it does not need that much maintenance. Finally, succulents are nature’s gift that every garden should have.
4. Go Organic
You can make your veggies from your kitchen scrap in your garden. Onions, celery, spinach, and mint are common food scraps from every kitchen hence, they can easily regrow from their roots. Seeds like chili seeds, pumpkin seeds, tomatoes, peas, beans, and fenugreek seeds from the kitchen help to get healthy veggies from your garden.
Generally, organic food contains less amount of chemical pesticides and it is nutritious rich. Organic farming is well suited for the soil and it does not cause any pollution.
5. Entertaining in your garden
Having people round to your garden for a get-together, but struggling to pull your speakers or wired Hi-Fi system outside? Wireless, portable speakers can be a perfect party starter.
Are you worried about dodgy weather as the winter months approach, and your devices getting damaged in the rain? Many speakers out there are advertised as splashproof or weatherproof, meaning they should be able to sustain even the most torrential downpour the UK has to offer this fall. Circular speakers also have encompassing, 360-degree sound, meaning that you can place them in the center of even the largest garden and still fill the space.
As the nights draw darker quicker in the winter, why not also invest in some landscape lighting to illuminate your garden? Dotting about some warm fairy lights along the lawn can give it an inviting vibe. There are even solar-powered options or ones that come on every evening automatically on a timer, helping to modernize the space.
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