Smart home automation holiday tips & tricks – part 2: your garden

A robotic lawn mower and other smart home holiday tips for your garden. The upside of working from home and enduring all those lockdowns the past two years? Your garden is probably in the best state ever, after all that attention while you were at home. Almost a shame to go on a holiday and not stay home to enjoy the fruits of your hard labour. But to have yet another staycation with 3 kids and a tiny inflatable pool in the backyard… Not if you can help it, right? How to keep your garden beautiful during your holiday? Simple, by making your garden smart with these smart home tips for your garden!

 

Smart sprinkler system

Luckily, there is no need to bother your neighbors nowadays with the request to look after your garden again this summer. A smart garden can look after itself! Soil moisture sensors can indicate whether your grass or flowerbeds needs water. If so, your sprinklers will automatically switch on at night. That is, if the weather forecast doesn’t predict rain in the foreseeable future, in which case your smart sprinkler system will wait and see. In case the predicted rain didn’t fall or it was just a drizzle, your smart sprinkler system will go ahead and water your lawn and flower beds as planned.

Robot lawnmower tip

Your robot lawnmower makes sure your lawn stays nice and tidy. Planning to buy a robot lawnmower? Make sure you buy a robot lawnmower that can be operated by app. If not, you can’t integrate your robot lawnmower in your smart home system and/or smart garden scenes.

To prevent your mower from mowing down your flower beds, make sure you have a boundary or perimeter wire in place. A good gardener can do this for you.

Smart garden lights as alarm

Have smart garden lights? Why not make your garden lights extra smart by making them part of your alarm system?! You can connect your smart garden lights with motion sensors for instance. By doing so, you could let your garden lights flicker or shine extra brightly when a motion sensor gets activated. This will scare off potential burglars and warn the neighborhood something is going on.

Want to give the impression you are enjoying a staycation? Then turn on the radio on your patio once in a while via your smartphone. Or create a scene where this happens automatically. Combined with smart garden lights it can leave the impression you’re having a BBQ party – while you’re partying in Ibiza!

Alarm loop

Do you have a camera- and alarm system? Combined with an alarm loop in your garden you can set off a siren, camera or lights depending on the amount of pressure applied.

It is a reassuring thought your alarm system gets activated the moment someone sets foot on your property – while it prevents your neighbors from having a heart attack and calling the police every time a cat crosses your garden.

Want to have a carefree summer? Comfortica makes it happen. Together with your robot lawnmower and other smart home tips for your garden.