8 Tech Tips to Make Lawn Care Stress Free

Squeezing in the time to care for your yard is tough. Use these smart high-tech solutions to help make lawn care fast and easy.

Photo By: Fred Simon

Photo By: unknown

GreenPal

If you want neatly trimmed grass, but don't have the time, download a picture of your lawn with GreenPal app, and it will recommend professionals in your area and their prices.

Parrot Flower Power

Plant a Parrot Flower Power device next to your perennials and indoor plants, and you'll get alerts on your smartphone when it needs more sun, water or food.

Rachio

This smart device controls your entire in-ground sprinkler system via the Rachio app. When you're on vacation and a storm or a heat wave hits back home, you can still take command of the watering from wherever you are.

SproutRobot

Do you want to grow your groceries? Enter your ZIP code, and this app will tell you exactly what to plant and when. Now, you'll know when to uproot those tomatoes and start planting potatoes.

Weather.com

Subscribe to custom weather alerts, and this site will text you when there's a cold snap or heat wave on its way — giving you a heads-up so you can protect your yard.

Botanicalls

Talking to plants helps them grow, right? So why not tweet with yours? Attach this digital leaf to a tree or outdoor plant, then follow its status updates to know when it needs water or any other attention.

Lawn Aerating Sandals

A cross between cleats and snow shoes, these lawn sandals won't only aerate your lawn, but will guarantee a good workout. Photo courtesy of Clean Air Gardening

Garden Groom

Hedge clippers are a hassle. This friendlier clipper has concealed blades and a connected bag that collects the clippings as you work. Photo courtesy of Garden Groom

Next Up

Tips for Watering Lawns and Gardens

Without adequate water, plants will suffer and eventually die. Supplies can run short as rapidly growing plants draw up moisture from the soil. It's important to know what to water and how.

How to Fertilize Your Lawn and Garden

Learn how adding fertilizer can be beneficial, especially for fruits, veggies and container plants. Fertilizers can also help kick-start growth after planting and reinvigorate plants that have been pruned hard.

7 Tips to Fix Up a Foreclosure (Without Breaking Your Budget)

Maximize your profit by flipping a foreclosure home with these cost-effective, buyer-friendly tips.

Tips to Maximize Cabinet Space

When choosing kitchen cabinets, try these 7 ideas for making the most of your space

Easy, Cheap and Green Cleaning Tips for Floors

Make your floors look like new again with these simple techniques for cleaning tile, hardwood and vinyl.

10 Tips to Increase Your Home's Value

Increasing the value of your home is easier than you think. Follow these tips, and your home will be worth more before you know it.