Remote Garden Monitoring: Keep Tabs on Your Garden Anywhere

Want a robust garden even when you're away? Our guide to remote garden monitoring shows you how to use tech to keep your plants healthy, all from your phone!


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While having your own garden is a thrilling experience, maintaining and caring for one is an equally exhausting and time-consuming endeavor. Especially if you travel frequently, it takes a huge toll on your garden. Even if you appoint a gardener, you can’t help worrying about your plants.

That’s why you need to switch to a remote garden monitoring system. This will help you stay in touch with all the data about your garden and ensure proper maintenance with just a few taps. Curious about this amazing innovation? Let’s know more here!

Significance of Remote Garden Monitoring

With the help of sensors and IoT devices, remote garden monitoring has revolutionized the world of gardeners. In fact, the remote or smart garden and plant monitoring market is projected to grow up to $2.1 billion at a CAGR of 15.9% (2023-2030)!

Farmer Taking Care of Garden Using Remote Gardening

This swift growth is due to its huge significance, like the following:

Flexibility & Convenience

Manually collecting information on details like soil moisture, temperature, pH, and humidity is way more time-consuming. Remote garden monitoring technologies make your task easier. You get all the details instantly on your smartphone and can decide the next steps.

Remote Care

Especially in countries like the UAE, plants need frequent care as they lose moisture quickly. You might not want to step outdoors in the heat or be overseas.

However, with remote garden monitoring, you can care for your plants from anywhere so long you’re connected to the internet.  

Early Problem Detection & Prevention

With smart garden technologies like high-resolution cameras, you can visually check the condition of your plants from anywhere in the world. If you notice signs like wilting or leaf yellowing, you can take the necessary steps to enhance plant health.

Systems like soil pH sensors also notify you about pH imbalances which lead to plant growth and immunity concerns. Thus, you can take the necessary measures to fix the pH.

No Wastage

The sensors can understand exactly how much water and fertilizer your plants need based on the readings. This ensures no resource wastage.

Core Technologies for Remote Garden Monitoring

Smart Gardening Using Mobile Applications

You need a range of reliable garden monitoring technologies to remotely care for it. Let’s learn about the most important systems here.

Smart Garden Watering System

The greatest challenge of maintaining a garden remotely is tracking when your garden needs to be watered and how much.  Especially in arid regions like the UAE, the scorching heat can ruin your dream garden in moments.

So, you must embrace a smart home garden watering system, which includes the best smart garden products like:

Temperature & Humidity Sensor

The most challenging part of gardening in arid regions is the combination of high temperature and low humidity. These factors impact your plants’ root absorption, respiration, transpiration, and other physiological factors.

When the temperature rises too high, and the humidity drops lower than necessary, the sensor notifies you. You can then activate your irrigation system manually or automate it so it can water on its own whenever necessary.

Soil Moisture Sensor

Your plants’ vitality depends majorly on soil water content. Insufficient soil water content can dry and wilt your plants. Oversaturated soil water levels damage the roots and intervene with overall plant growth. 

The soil moisture sensor has probes inserted in the soil (near your plants). It incessantly observes the soil moisture levels and notifies you remotely about the present condition.

Weather Sensor

You can install two types of weather sensors for a well-equipped garden:

Wind speed sensor

High wind speeds during watering can cause uneven irrigation. This happens because water from both sprinklers and misting systems flow in the direction of the wind. The sensor swiftly sends data about strong winds to you/your system and stops the watering.

Rain sensor

Rain sensor senses rainfall and sends you and your automated watering system necessary data. It lets you know that the garden already has a certain amount of water. So, you can close any activated sprinklers or delay the next watering schedule.

Leaf Wetness Sensor

This sensor has all the features of a leaf to monitor the extent of wetness and dryness of real leaves. Thus, it tells the evaporation rate and moisture on leaves. If the moisture levels drop too low, it sends a signal for immediate watering.

Smart Sprinklers/Irrigation System

A smart garden irrigation system is complete when all the above garden and lawn monitoring sensors are connected to a watering system.

If the humidity, soil moisture levels, or leaf wetness drops, the smart watering systems will water your garden. If it’s the other way around, you can delay the next watering schedule.

While watering, if the wind speed is high or it’s raining, the system is switched off to prevent water wastage!

This can be completely automated so all systems can exchange information and operate according to your garden’s best interest. Alternatively, you can also control all functions via apps.

Some advantages of smart irrigation system are:

  • Water saving: Plants are watered only when they need it. If the plants don’t need it, schedules can be optimized. This is a great pro for places where water shortage is an issue.
  • Cost savings: Since it can turn off sprinklers and irrigation systems when not needed, you don’t waste water, and water bills are lower.

Soil pH Sensor

Soil pH impacts your plants’ growth, metabolism rate, appearance, quality, and yield. Soil acid-base imbalance can also affect the soil fertility and amount of nutrients available to the plant. The sensor remotely updates you about soil pH. You can accordingly apply fertilizer to maintain a preferable balance using automated systems.

Outdoor Security Camera

Outdoor Smart Gardening Cameras

Security cameras can help you visually monitor your plants, the garden’s condition, and who enters your garden.   

Light Sensor & Smart Garden Lights

A light sensor checks whether your garden gets adequate light for optimal growth. If not, it turns on smart garden lights to fulfill their needs.

Light sensors also sense when the sun sets and rises. You can program the smart lights to turn on and off accordingly. This lets you visually monitor your garden even at night.

Robotic Mowers

Another hectic task in gardening is weeding. You can instead visually investigate where the weeds are growing. Whenever needed, use a smart mower with built-in weed-detecting features and pick them off.

Smart lock for garden gate

While the burglary cases in UAE are quite low (9.4 cases per 100,000 people in 2018), don’t take chances. Especially if your home is vacant, it’s a great opportunity for crimes. Protect not only your home but also your garden and smart garden technologies with a smart lock!


Remote garden monitoring is the future of smart homes and gardening. With the amount of ease and comfort they offer, smart gardening systems and technology are here to enhance the quality of life. From real-time insights to swift control over every operation, it can help your garden thrive. 

So, embrace this innovation and make your gardening experience much more enjoyable. Contact us today at My Smart Home to transform and flourish your garden and green space. Our smart garden monitoring technologies promise to reduce water waste while meeting all the needs of your plants!

People also ask

What is remote garden monitoring?

Remote garden monitoring is a system that lets you monitor and manage your garden even when you’re not home with the help of technologies. From soil condition to humidity, you can access all real-time data using the system. The system is a collection of several sensors that read these data and transmit them to you.

How does remote garden monitoring work?

A remote garden monitoring setup includes a collection of smart garden technologies like environmental sensors, including temperature, humidity, light, and soil moisture level readers. 

They collect all information and transmit data through Wi-Fi or other wireless networks to a cloud-based platform.

Gardeners/garden enthusiasts receive real-time data on apps or desktop platforms about their garden status. If there’s any need of watering and other care, they can remotely do so.

What are the benefits of remote garden monitoring?

The major benefits of remote garden monitoring are:

  • They offer you precise data on which gardening treatment is to be taken and when. So there’s no risk of over-application of chemicals.
  • No resource is wasted with real-time environmental and plant growth data, ensuring improved efficiency.
  • You can be away from home for hours, days, and weeks without worrying about your plant not being cared for. You won’t need to appoint others to care for it.

Can I monitor my garden remotely with my smartphone?

Yes, you can connect your remote garden monitoring technologies with a smartphone app. This app lets you control every device remotely using your smartphone and receive real-time updates.

What devices are needed for remote garden monitoring?

The most important devices necessary for remote garden monitoring include:

  • Temperature and humidity sensor
  • Soil moisture sensor
  • Light sensor
  • Evaporation sensor
  • Weather sensor
  • Leaf wetness sensor
  • Garden lights and security camera