From smart phones to surveillance systems, technology is playing a greater role in our daily lives and in our homes. Technology is also increasingly playing a role in outdoor spaces as well. In today’s blog we thought we would highlight some of the ways that technology is increasingly being used in today’s landscape.
Irrigation Management – Not only are irrigation systems programmable but today’s technology can allow you to run your system from inside your home on your phone or computer. But it doesn’t stop there. New systems are being developed that can monitor the weather and adjust sprinklers accordingly. For example if the weather is hotter or wetter than normal then the water would be increased or decreased depending upon demand.
Garden Sensors – not only can your irrigation system be controlled by smart technology. But technology is also making it possible to sensor the soil conditions in your garden beds, helping you to know the exact water and soil needs of your plants. This new technology can monitor the conditions and control how much water is dispensed to a plant or garden bed based upon need.
Outdoor Lighting – With the right app you can control the lighting around your home. Not only can you turn on lights to greet you when you arrive home after dark but you can create different moods for entertaining by using more or less light around your outdoor spaces.
Landscape Speakers – With wireless speakers you can add music to your outdoor spaces. New speakers come in different styles and shapes and are made to withstand the elements. These new outdoor speakers are great for entertaining or if you just want some music on while you take a dip in your hot tub or pool.
Tv’s and video projectors – More and more outdoor spaces are being equipped with monitors to enjoy the football game from the patio or to watch movies poolside. There are many options available from portable movie projectors that let you host a movie night in the yard to permanent installations placed over an outdoor fireplace or multi-screens enhancing an outdoor entertainment room.
Technology can make it easier to control your landscape while you travel as well as increase the functionality of your outdoor spaces. If you would like to talk to one our experts about incorporating technology into your landscape, contact us today!
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