Whether you’re in a cabin in Caracas or a NYC luxury apartment, most modern living spaces are home to an array of digital products that make our lives easier. However, when it comes to our outdoor spaces, most are undeniably low-tech, save for a sprinkler system or a few porch lights. This year, treat yourself to the gift of an upgraded outdoor space with these techie gadgets that are sure to make your life easier — not to mention more fun — in no time:
Solar pool cover: Having a pool in your back yard can make it a blast to spend your summer outdoors, but the maintenance can make it difficult for even the most fastidious families to keep it free of leaves and other outdoor debris. This summer, make pool cleaning a thing of the past by installing a solar pool cover; not only will it keep your pool pristine all summer long, it won’t run up your energy bills, either.
Bluetooth Speakers: Leave that bulky stereo where it belongs: in the past. Before you start inviting guests to enjoy your outdoor space this summer, invest in a set of Bluetooth speakers. Respected brands like Bose and JBL have gotten into the outdoor speaker game, making it easier than ever to enjoy your favorite music both indoors and out.
Solar Lights: One of the best investments you can make for your outdoor space is adding adequate lighting. Fortunately, even if you don’t want to go through the hassle of hiring an electrician, you can still illuminate your space with the addition of some solar lights. A set of solar lights, whether staked into the ground around your driveway or mounted to your home’s siding, can make a major difference in visibility and safety for you and your loved ones this summer.
Blossom Smart Watering Controller: Smarthome technology isn’t just for the inside of your house anymore. With a Blossom Smart Watering Controller, you can water your lawn quickly and easily at the touch of a button. Even better, Blossom connects to local forecasts, turning off when there’s a shower over your neighborhood and providing your lawn a little extra TLC in case of a long stretch of sunny days.
Husqvarna Automower: Mowing can be a great workout, but for most of us, it’s more of a pain than a pleasure. This summer, spend less time on chores and more time relaxing by scooping up a Husqvarna Automower. This robotic mower can trim grass on up to half an acre of land before it needs to recharge, which it does automatically. Even better, the Automower’s sensor technology makes sure that your grass will keep a closely-cropped haircut but your plants won’t be beheaded in the process.