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Lawn Sprinkler Maintenance Tips: Best Ways to Water Your Lawn

Gardening
I’m warning you, this article is a bit cheeky. I’m not being mean, it’s just that we at GreenIQ take lawn maintenance and watering very seriously! It’s our duty to make lawn irrigation as simple and efficient as possible—in fact, everything I’m about to cover can be automated with our IoT solution. At the end of the day, we’re saddened to see beautiful lawns needlessly turn dry, brown, and rotten due to poor upkeep. The remedy is easy, we promise. With that in mind, listen carefully: (more…)
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Connected Garden, Smart Home: IoT For Your Lawn

Gardening
Remember having to get up off the couch, walking to the TV, and twisting and turning the dials to find the right channel? If you don’t, ask your parents and sit tight as they delve into one of their when-I-was-your-age-I-took-three-buses-to-school stories. It’s incredible to think that TV remotes that couldn’t do much more than change the channel were only popularized in the mid-80s and yet today you can control nearly every device in your home from an iPhone that fits in your back pocket. But unlike the first TV remote that ushered in a new generation of lazy teenagers, the Internet of Things offers more than just ease and convenience. Let’s take a look at how IoT is helping homeowners save both money and the environment by implementing smart devices…
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Watering Plants: The Complete Smart Watering Guide For Your Climate

Irrigation
What Is Smart Watering? First, let’s define smart watering—smart watering is giving your plants the right amount of water at the exact time they need it. Usually, it involves an IoT device that calculates these variables and waters your garden without manual assistance. To learn more about this, check out our previous blog post. Nevertheless, any gardener, whether they own such a device or not, should observe the following tips if they want to maintain a happy, healthy garden. (more…)
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Garden Irrigation System: Choosing the Best Garden Watering Methods

Gardening
If you’re reading this article, you’re probably getting a bit more serious as a gardener and looking for efficient ways to water your plants rather than by hand and hoses. Not only is hand-watering plants an ineffective irrigation method compared to others, but your hand is starting to cramp and your fingers are getting a bit too pruney for your taste. That’s why we’re here. We’ve compiled a list of a few of our favorite irrigation methods, rated them by ease, explained when, where, and why you should use them, and most importantly, described how to set them up. Enjoy!   Soaker Hoses   Who: Beginners. Soaker hoses are easy to setup and don’t require much work--for that reason, we recommend that beginner gardeners give this method a try. What:…
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Automatic Watering System For Garden: How Does It Work?

Irrigation
Finally, the future is here. If you don’t believe me, ask Marty McFly and Doc Brown who thirty years ago traveled to present day (October 21, 2015) to save his future family. In honor of Back To The Future Day, which we celebrated last week by shamelessly binge watching the trilogy, we thought we’d give you a deeper look into the futuristic science and technology behind our automated watering systems. Here we go: (more…)
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The Grass Is Always Greener When You’re Saving Money

Gardening
They say that if you’re happy, money shouldn’t worry you. But you’ve got three children to put through college, a mortgage to take care of, and buyer’s remorse for that barbecue grill you promised yourself you’d use everyday. Let’s be honest, you’re willing to save money wherever you can. And it’s getting a bit exhausting running from one child’s bedroom to another shutting off lights, just to save on electricity. (more…)
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Lawn Irrigation: How to Water Your Lawn Efficiently

Gardening
You’ve just bought a pro membership at Home Depot, shopped around for the best lawn soil on the market, and spent more time than you’d like to admit debating which lawn seeds to purchase. You’ve got all the materials, but now what? If you really want the most healthy, rich, and green lawn on block, check out these pro tips on how to water your lawn. (more…)
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GreenIQ Newsletter – March 2015

News
Hey there, We’re excited to bring you the smart garden revolution with our first monthly newsletter! In this newsletter we’ll update you on new features, latest news, gardening and watering tips, and many more interesting topics related to Internet-of-Things (IoT) and the smart garden revolution. Let’s start. Last month we participated at the largest consumer electronics show in the world, CES 2015, Las Vegas. In the show we have launched our second generation Smart Garden Hub, which received an outstanding feedback from the press, retailers and the visitors. We have even won “Best of CES 2015” award by iPhoneLife magazine! Read more about GreenIQ at CES in English, French or Spanish.       During CES, we also announced a new IoT partnership with Koubachi and IoT connectivity to Netatmo. GreenIQ…
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IoT Devices Start Talking to Each Other

Devices
Much has been written and said about the Internet of Things. On the rapidly growing market, the amount of connected devices surrounding us and the far-reaching effect of this revolution on our lives. Three interesting aspects of the Internet of Things revolution are the ability of devices to sense their environment, the ability to control products through a mobile application, and the ability of devices to communicate with each other. The first aspect is developing rapidly. We are surrounded by various types of sensors and we even carry them on our bodies inside smartphones and smart bracelets. The second aspect has flown forward. We can control the streamer, thermostat, alarm, and lighting via the smartphone. But are we really in the era of the “Internet of Things” when many manufacturers…
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