Here at Exotic Gardens Landscaping, yard work and landscaping are our passion. We love feeling the warm sun on our faces as we make something beautiful out of plants, dirt, and hardscaping. We understand that not everyone feels this way though.

You may want nothing more than to kick back and enjoy your yard without having to do all the mowing, maintenance, and other work. That’s why some of these devices for smart yards may just change your life.

1. The WORX Landroid

The WORX LandroidIf cutting grass isn’t something you enjoy, you will want to pay attention to this one. The WORX Landroid is a robotic lawn mower than will do the hard work for you. You just teach it where you want it to cut, set the height and the schedule, and let it do the rest.

This is a great option if you can’t find time in your schedule to keep up with your grass cutting but also don’t have the time to coordinate with a service provider for this bi-weekly or weekly service. You can even let the WORX run at night so it’s truly out of sight, out of mind. Grass cutting on auto-pilot – that’s an idea we can get behind.

2. Master Lock Outdoor Padlock

Master Lock Outdoor PadlockYou probably have at least one shed or other building on your property to keep your expensive tools, equipment, and gadget in that you don’t want anyone to steal of hurt themselves with. This can get to be a real headache when you’re out in your yard trying to get things done and forget to grab the keys to your locked shed.

Instead of trying to rely on your memory to grab the special set of keys for this building, why not install a smart lock that can unlock with the touch of a button. The Master Lock Outdoor Padlock using Bluetooth to connect to your phone so you can easily unlock the building while you’re doing your yardwork. You may not be able to remember to grab your keys, but chances are you always have your phone with you.

3. Playbulb Garden Lights

Playbulb Garden LightsThis item is less of a necessity and more of a luxury to most people, but we think they should reconsider. Imagine having invested in landscaping services to make your yard look beautiful and then only seeing black at night. That’s not any fun.

With the Playbulb Garden Lights, you can have light all around your yard if you choose. Want to highlight that water feature with some cool blue light? No problem! How about lighting up your deck or patio with a rainbow of colors?

When you use the Playbulb system in combination with other outdoor lighting systems, your yard will the envy of the neighborhood.

4. Edyn Smart Garden Sensor

Edyn Smart Garden SensorIf you ever wished your plants could talk to you and tell you what they need, then the Edyn Smart Garden Sensor is just what you’ve been looking for.

You simply put it into the soil and it will tell you humidity, pH, temperature, light levels, moisture, and nutrients your plants are getting. Use the app to monitor your entire garden and determine which plants will work best where and what they all need on a daily basis.

The Edyn is a gardener’s dream come true.

5. Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller

Rachio Smart Sprinkler ControllerThe Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller is a great choice to help with your sprinkler needs. You can use the app to schedule your watering, change your zones, and monitor weather patterns so nothing gets overwatered. The system adjusts itself based on sun and soil to make sure your grass and plants get the perfect amount of water.

To make it even better, the Rachio works with smart home devices such as Google Home and Amazon Alexa to make watering your yard more automatic than ever. Out of all the smart devices on our list, we believe that a smart sprinkler controller is the one must-have device.

While Rachio is our go-to brand of WiFi sprinkler controller, there are several great options available. Be sure to check this in-depth comparison between Rachio and Skydrop sprinkler controllers to make sure that Rachio is a good fit for your  unique needs.

Which one of these smart devices do you just have to have? It’s a tough choice because we love them all. When you combine some of these devices for smart yards with the professionals at Exotic Gardens, you’re sure to have a beautiful backyard oasis all year long.