PlantLink Makes You a Smart Gardener
Not everyone is an expert gardener and we all need a little help now and then. Planting, maintaining, and watering your garden can be stressful at times, especially when trying to understand when it’s time to water or how much water to give your plants. This can take years of practice to get right. Now, thanks to a new revolutionary technology, your computer, smartphone or tablet can help you be the perfect gardener.
PlantLink is a relatively new technology that measures the soil moisture and records the information on your dashboard. The data collected from the sensor updates your watering schedule. The sensors are placed around your garden, collecting information about your soil and the amount of moisture your soil has. You can also place the sensors in houseplants, flowerbeds or your lawn.
How does it work?
The PlantLink uses a base unit that attachs to any router. Separate soil sensors are placed around the garden, each collecting information. The information is transmitted to the base unit using a Wi-Fi signal. Afterwards, the base unit sends the information collected to the online database. Currently, the database has over 50,000 different plant species referenced.
Once you’ve connected the unit and placed the sensors around the garden, you’ll need to configure your dashboard. In your dashboard, you’ll add the different plants species and soil used in your garden. Afterwards, water your garden and let the soil sensors do the rest. The sensors will continue to measure the water availability and transmit the information back to your base unit. Just sign in to your dashboard to check your watering schedule. The dashboard can also send you a SMS or email when it’s time to water again.
With PlantLink, you’ll always know when to water your garden. The application offers you remote real-time monitoring, watering schedules and other information about the plants in your garden. One base unit supports up to 64 links, or sensors.
For more information about how the sensors work, please read PlantLink’s detailed explanation. In addition, take a look at the video below to learn more about PlantLink.
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