Smart water features combine the natural with the technical, giving you the ultimate extravagant garden experience. The world of smart garden features is upon us with smart lighting and temperature control in your garden becoming a thing of the present.

The smart side of life

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Nothing says ‘more is more’ like an extravagant water feature you can control with just a scroll on your smartphone. Smart water features may seem like a thing of the future, but as they become more widely available around the world, they shift toward becoming a thing of the present.

All in an app’s work

Using a receiver plugged into the feature’s pump and any other accessories, you can connect any water feature to your phone via WiFi.  Once you download the app, you have a world of garden possibilities at your fingertips.

Start by choosing what times the feature should be running. Set it in combination with your alarm to wake up to the soothing sounds of running water, or use the smart sensor to match it to the times of sunrise and sunset. You can also control the flow of the water, saving power and costs on your electricity bill. 

More features

For the lovers of lighting and ambiance, connect your feature lights to the same system to change the colour and brightness according to your mood. Top it off with special effects that turn a simple feature into a head-turner. And, for those keeping fish in their water feature, you can connect a temperature sensor that makes care and monitoring as easy as the push of a button. 

As just one feature on the horizon of a gardening technological revolution, tech savvy gardeners have a lot to look forward to. 

Also see: Adding a water feature to your garden made simple

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Excerpt from the April 2022 edition of SA Garden&Home Magazine