Five o f the best
The best tech for your smart garden!
Rachio 3 smart watering system From $229.99 rachio.com This comprehensive kit includes a smart sensor controller and a wireless flow sensor. It’s perfect for upgrading existing sprinkler systems, offering automatic garden watering of up to 16 zones, smart weather detection and compatibility with a variety of smart home platforms.
B-hyve hose faucet $69.95 bhyve.orbitonline.com An affordable option for controlling your sprinkler or watering system. Just attach the valve to your faucet, and the hub to your router and you can control it from anywhere. You can also create schedules to automate watering, and the smart weather detection adjusts the level of watering accordingly.
Netgear Arlo Pro 2 From $479.99 arlo.com It’s a little pricey, but this two-camera security kit is ideal for use in the garden. The cameras are rated IP65 weatherproof for outdoor use, and batterypowered so that you can move them around easily. There’s a siren to scare intruders — and a HomeKit update on the way.
Philips Hue Lily $280 meethue.com This pack of three multicolor spotlights can be placed in and around your flowerbeds to create a really eye-catching display — all controllable using HomeKit and Siri voice commands. You’ll need to buy the Hue Bridge (approximately $50) to be able to use Hue lights in a HomeKit setup.
Robomow RX12 $599 robomow.com Robotic mowers are expensive, but Robomow’s latest models finally come in way below the $1,000 mark, with the app-controlled RX12 coming in at around $600. This app-controlled mower has a two-hour rechargeable battery, is recommended for lawns up to 1/20 acre, and features a child lock.