5 Genius Gardening Products That Do the Hard Work for You

Having a “green thumb” has never been easier.


House Hydrant

Photo by aquorwatersystems.com

Prep your outdoor faucet for varying temperatures year-round with this smart in-wall system that has a stainless steel body with freeze protection, so it can withstand chilly temperatures in the winter (up to -30 degrees Fahrenheit). The best part? It features a twist and lock design so you’ll never have a leaky faucet again.

To buy: $60; aquorwatersystems.com.


Smart Sprinkler by Rachio

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This Wi-Fi controlled sprinkler takes the guessing game out of gardening. Because it has its own “brain,” it’s able to adjust water flow based on local weather, the soil, and it can even create a personalized watering schedule based on the season. It does all of this using the least amount of water possible, and it pairs with your smart-home devices including the Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant to make watering less of a chore.

To buy: from $198; amazon.com.


Parrot Pot

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Hiring someone to water your plants while you’re on vacation is costly. Luckily, the Parrot Pot is here to save the day (and your wallet). It’s a self-watering pot with built-in sensors that will hydrate your plants as needed, so you won’t come home to sad-looking greenery when you’ve been away.

To buy: $150; bestbuy.com.


Little Burros Wheelbarrow Organization Shelf

Photo by thegrommet.com

While a wheelbarrow is large enough to carry all of your gardening supplies, there’s no way to keep all of your tools, gloves, and accessories neat and tidy in one large barrel. With this clip-on organization shelf, there’s a nook for smaller gardening tools, so you don’t have to make multiple trips carrying miscellaneous items.

To buy: $60; thegrommet.com.


Tertill Weed Robot

Photo by Franklin Robotics via Kickstarter

If you have a Roomba for inside your home, then you’ll be excited to hear that you can now have one to tidy up the outdoors. The Tertill is a robot that patrols your garden and kills the weeds for you, so you’ll have a weed-free garden with no effort on your part. Read more about it here.

To buy: from $249; kickstarter.com.