This Lawn Innovation Makes Gardens More Lush with Less Guilt

By: Christopher Magsambol - Aug 6, 2015
References: treehugger
Watering your plants just got a lot easier with Blue Marble's new solar-powered watering system. The water irrigation system connects to the Internet for weather information in addition to an app, which can be used for scheduling watering times. The watering will begin based on a soil sensor, or through timed sessions.

What sets this system apart would be its method of connection, via radio and Wi-Fi. Blue Marble's system is also battery-free. Although the controller is powered by a wall outlet, the sensors and valves used to irrigate the land are powered by small solar cells.

Additionally, sensors and valves can be added to existing watering systems, or an entire system can be purchased. Money is being raised on Kickstarter and early supporters can get a deal on controllers, sensors and valves.