3 High-Tech Gardening Helpers

These Jetson-style gadgets will help you better care for your yard and garden, and they'll have your neighbors talking as well.


The concealed blade on the Garden Barber from Garden Groom makes it very safe to use, and it works especially well for shaping hedges, shrubs and topiaries in your yard. It's also cordless, giving you the ability to use it anywhere. Plus, it shreds and collects the clippings that it creates in a handy carrying case, so there's less mess for you to clean up and you can add the clippings to your compost.


This small device provides a large amount of information about your plants, helping you to keep them healthy. The Parrot Flower Power inserts into the in a pot or in the ground and monitors the sunlight, temperature, fertilizer and moisture that your plant is receiving. This essential information is then recorded and analyzed by the corresponding smartphone app, which sends alerts if your plant requires more water, light, fertilizer, etc.


Featuring four boundary sensors, the John Deere Tango E5 provides precise, efficient and safe mowing that is truly effortless. The boundary wire placed around the yard keeps it on track, so you can relax on the sidelines. For additional safety, it also features a tilt sensor that turns off the mower when it is raised off of the ground. The Tango E5 is powered by a lithium-ion battery, so there is no gas or emissions to worry about, and the four-sided blade cuts grass with ease.
*Note: This product is not available for purchase in the U.S. at this time.