Seven of the best garden gadgets to indulge in

Posted July 16th, 2021 by SimpliSafe

The latest and best garden gadgets to indulge in

Summer brings the promise of warmer weather, gardening jobs to catch up on, wildlife simply everywhere, and friends and family gathering for BBQs and picnics. To help jazz up your outdoor space, SimpliSafe has pulled together some of the latest, best and coolest garden gadgets to make it the place to be this summer. 

1. Smart bird box or feeder

Fancy yourself a bit of a twitcher? If you’re looking for a way to celebrate your love of tech and birds, then the smart bird watcher is the perfect way to get a little closer to the feathered friends at the bottom of your garden. There are a few different options out there; some have a camera positioned facing outwards so you can see birds eating from your feeder, like Bird Buddy, or you can even stream HD video live from inside the bird box straight to your phone, like this from Robert Dyas

2. Portable projector

If you’ve ever been to a drive-in cinema, you’ll understand the novelty of watching a movie from the comfort of your own car. Why not bring that into your own garden and take films al fresco this summer? Portable projects are slightly smaller and easier to carry compared to a standard home projector, but they also come with built-in speakers and built-in WiFi. Be on the lookout for one with a short-throw lens as this means you don’t have to stand it far away from the screen in order to get a clear image. The LG Cinebeam HU80KSW ticks all those boxes.

3. Ooni pizza ovens

We all know that BBQs are a staple of summer, but why not switch things up this year? How does homemade, stone-baked pizza al fresco sound? 

Ooni has taken the market by storm with their pizza ovens. Powered by either gas or wood pellets, it’ll be ready to cook in just 15 minutes. After reaching dizzying temperatures of 500°C, Ooni cooks your pizzas to perfection in just 60 seconds. And that’s not all, you can also use an Ooni oven to cook vegetables and steak if that tickles your fancy instead. Once you’re finished, it folds up nicely to be stored away neatly until your next pizza party. 

4. Smart security

Your garden is your safe space, so keep it that way. With SimpliSafe's new Wireless Outdoor Security Camera, you can position this on your premises so it points down your driveway from your front door, as well as to keep an eye on your garden. There are a few things you need to really maximise your garden security, including having high boundaries, using thorny bushes to deter climbers, and smart devices to catch them on camera.

5. Smart watering system

After a long day of work, or perhaps you’ve been entertaining in the garden til late, the last thing you want to do is water all your plants. But you know it’s got to be done if you want to maintain that bright and vibrant foliage. Now, you don’t have to drag the hosepipe around. An automatic irrigation system, or a smart watering system, is a clever garden gadget that will help control the water supply to your garden. 

The Gardena Smart Watering system can be set to water your plants and garden up to six times a day, with durations lasting between one minute and 10 hours. You can also select which days you want your garden to be watered, perfect for if you’re off on a holiday or staycation. 

6. Robotic lawnmower

If you hate mowing the lawn but love the sight of freshly cut stripes across the garden, then this latest garden gadget will catch your eye. The ultimate time-saving tech for the busy gardener, the majority of robotic lawnmowers can simply be set up and programmed; and off they will go to trim away. 

7. Kitsound Diggit speaker

Gone are the days of propping your Alexa or CD player on the edge of a windowsill in order to tempt your playlist to outside. The Kitsound Diggit 55 speaker is an affordable and portable Bluetooth speaker that actually comes with a removable stake so you can stick it straight into the grass. It’s resistant to dust and water - just remember to take it inside when you’re done! - 15-hour battery life and an LED light for a gentle glow when the sun goes down. 

There you have it. The perfect blend of summer and tech. Now your garden’s all set whether you prioritise your plants, want to woo the wildlife, or just want your friends and family round more often.