On demand gardening, connected to the Internet, disrupting the way we treat our backyards
IoT is reshaping the world and changing everything into on demand/little waste economics. Our first example was the positive disruption IoT brings to the home heating oil market. Now it’s the turn of gardening.
The heart of the concept is a mobile app called Gro that allows you to set goals for your garden, regardless of whether you have a huge yard or a tiny apartment balcony to work with. Maybe you want to grow a gorgeous flowerbed, or your own ingredients to go into cocktails, for example, or just improve the state your lawn.
Whatever your goal, the app will give you step-by-step instructions over days and weeks. The tips are tailored to your location, weather reports and data received from an accompanying range of internet-connected sensors made by third-party manufacturers, that do things like check the health of your plants. The ‘Works with Gro’ program is launching with products from Blossom, Rachio, Green IQ, Lono, PlantLink and Parrot.