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The Best Lawn & Garden Gifts and Gadgets

It takes time and effort to have an outstanding lawn or garden. However, several products on the market may make it easier for you. Lawns require the perfect amount of water, nutrients, and supplements to make your neighbors green with envy. So why not use technology to help you? Lawn and garden gifts are perfect for people who enjoy the outdoors. Christmas, birthday, Father’s Day; any holiday is ideal for giving the gift of a perfect yard!

1. Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller

Atop the list of lawn and garden gifts is the Rachio Smart Sprinkler Control. It allows you to tailor the amount of water that your lawn or garden receives, down to the square foot. The Rachio controller integrates with your existing sprinkler system by replacing your old school controller. The application takes into account the type of lawn that you have. Namely, it accounts for soil pH and nutrient levels. Also, it considers sun exposure for the numerous zones in your yard. Ultimately, it uses these variables to calculate a watering plan for your yard’s watering zones. A mobile app allows you to activate, reschedule, or modify your existing watering plan from halfway across the world. The real advantage of the Rachio Smart Controller is the Weather Intelligence feature.

Your system will initiate, cancel, or reschedule your yard’s watering schedule based on the local forecast. The system takes into account the forecasted rainfall, temperature, wind, or freeze warnings for your yard and modifies the watering plan for you. The Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller is truly a set and forget device that takes the hassle of lawn watering off of your plate forever.

2. WorkTunes Connect Hearing Protector with Bluetooth Technology

Lawnmowers, chainsaws, weed eaters, and blowers are essential tools for keeping your lawn in top shape. However, they can permanently damage your hearing. Many gasoline-powered yard tools emit sounds. If exposed too for long periods, they may cause hearing loss. OSHA states that lawnmowers and blowers can emit sounds over 95-100 decibels and can damage hearing in a matter of minutes. 3M’s WorkTunes will protect your ears from damaging noises while allowing you to listen to your favorite yard work playlist through any Bluetooth capable device. WorkTune’s compact and comfortable headphones come with a built-in rechargeable battery that can last up to 20 hours of listening time. 3M’s WorkTunes are on the cutting edge of comfortable hearing protection and will make an excellent gift for anyone who works with power equipment regularly.

3. WORKPRO 7.2V 2-in-1 Cordless Grass Shear + Shrubbery Trimmer

The Workpro 2-in-1 Cordless Grass Shear and Shrubbery Trimmer is perfect for small areas or cleanup work that does not require heavy-duty equipment. This unit is excellent for trimming the edges of flower beds. Also, it easily handles lower limbs of bushes and shrubs. Best of all, it only weights a little over a pound! The unit’s rechargeable battery provides for up to forty minutes of cutting. Workpro also includes a grass cutting blades, along with a bush trimming bar. This allows for maximum flexibility. If you want to keep your bushes and shrubs trimmed in-between pruning, this trimmer is the perfect unit for you.

4. Instapark PWT-07 Outdoor Waterproof Digital Programmable Single Outlet Automatic Timer

If you have ever planted a garden, grass seed, or sodded and area of a yard, you know that water is crucial in ensuring that your investment grows. Instapark’s Digital Water Hose Timer is perfect if you would like to set up a sprinkler to run on a predetermined schedule in an area that is not covered by a traditional sprinkler system. The unit is powered by two AA batteries and is extremely simple to program. Instapark’s product also offers you the ability to manually turn your hose on or off with the simple press of a button. Get rid of the stress and hassle of watering your lawn or garden with a programmable hose timer.
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