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Easy Gardening Tips or How to Start Gardening

Gardening
Finally have a yard to start your own garden? The answer isn't necessarily to bring a professional gardener. We've gathered some tips and ideas on how to start your own garden and maintain an easy gardening in the future. Your dream came true and you finally have a yard of your own. Is it all soil and weeds? Is it dry and neglected? Starting a new garden is not a mission impossible. The easiest way to do so is to call a gardener or a landscape designer to design and build it for you. But if you want to enjoy the process and not only the outcome, to increase your knowledge about irrigation and plants, and of course, to save money, you can do it by yourself. Below are a…
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Smart Watering – The best ways to irrigate your garden during Summer

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Summer is here. The heat outside can be unbearable. For your gardens' plants, too. GreenIQ Irrigation control system helps you by allowing for extra watering on extremely hot days, even when you are away on vacation. Here are a few smart watering tips you can adapt to take care of your garden on extremely hot summer days. Water deeply It is better to water occasionally but with plenty of water rather than a little water often. Watering the garden deeply is critical. The water must go down to encourage deep roots and get away from the hot soil surface.  Avoid wetting plant leaves when you can When you use a sprinklers, it is impossible not to wet the leaves when watering the garden, therefore, water early in the morning so that…
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What is Web 3.0?

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Have You Been Wondering What Web 3.0 Is?   If you’ve been hanging out with techie friends at a conference lately, you’ve probably heard the term “Web 3.0.” And if you haven’t yet, you probably will soon. But if it’s one of those questions you’re a little ashamed to ask, don’t be. Not many people know what Web 3.0 is, so it’s understandable if you’re confused. On top of that, a really succinct description and tight enough narrative have yet to emerge, making its definition open to interpretation. Experts are also still arguing over what pertains to Web 3.0 and what will come way in the future. Back to Basics – Web 1.0 And Web 2.0 While we’re on the subject of Web 3.0, a quick recap on Web 1.0…
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How to Get Rid of Weeds in the Garden

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June 21 is the longest day of the year, and the extra light and warmth encourage the garden to put on an exuberant burst of growth. But this extra light and warmth also mean weeds will sprout up from seemingly nowhere.  Those weeds are stealing water and nutrients from your favorite plants, and many will spread until they overrun everything from the rhubarb to the roses.  We've got tips to help you banish them while protecting your flowers and veggies. Start Early You'll have less work to do in the future if you attack the weeds as soon as they're up. Young weeds have small roots, which makes them easier to pull and increases your chances of getting the entire plant. Use a Weed Barrier Landscape fabric is great for blocking…
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Five Steps for a Better Spring Irrigation Startup

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Having a good irrigation system can mean the difference between a beautiful lawn and one that looks run down and dull. If you want to make sure you have the system ready to go this spring, these are the 5 steps you need to take: #1: Visual Inspection Visually inspect your irrigation system. Be sure you to examine every possible part you can to make sure all the pieces are intact. If you do happen to see that some parts are broken,  replace those parts before getting the irrigation system going. #2: Filter Cleaning The system will not work properly if its filters are dirty or clogged.  First, remove the filters from the filter body. Then, wipe off any dirt or sediment that you see. You can swirl it around…
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Fertilizing with a Sprinkler System

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Want your garden to look blooming? Wish your lawn looked more green and vital? You need to fertilize. Fertilizer is not a plant food. Plants make their own food by photosynthesizing. Fertilizer provides supplemental components that are often lacking in the soil, such as nitrogen and potassium. They are actually like vitamins. There is a lot to learn about when to use fertilizer and how to apply it effectively. Synthetic fertilizer is a great tool, but it must be used wisely. There are a number of studies linking incorrect application and health problems, so reducing the handling involved is a wise idea. Applying fertilizer incorrectly or in too-high concentrations will damage or burn your lawn and gardens. Applying fertilizer to your gardens and lawns via your sprinkler system - fertigation,…
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February 2018 GreenIQ Updates

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This month, we are proud to share with you the GreenIQ cellular-based technology and the GreenIQ Pro website that we created for landscapers and professionals who need to control more than one Smart Garden Hub. We've also gathered all GreenIQ's last software updates and some gardening ideas and tips for you. Cellular-Based GreenIQ Most of GreenIQ customers use Smart Garden Hubs based on Wi-Fi technology. In the growing and developing IoT world, Wi-Fi is a critical component of smart devices wireless connectivity. When the Wi-Fi connection is interrupted or, in worse cases, does not exist, IoT products cannot function properly and the “easy life” they are supposed to create for us, becomes more like a hassle. GreenIQ is the first and only company in its market segment to understand that homeowners, landscaping professionals, and smart cities have to control…
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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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Lawn Irrigation – 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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