Monitoring Your Garden
As a book author, blogger for Better Homes and Gardens, TV personality and public speaker, Coronado’s livelihood depends on the quality of her garden. Coronado also is a frequent traveler. This makes it difficult for her to monitor the thousands of plants that make up her home gardens, flower beds and landscape features.
Coronado installed an AcuRite Weather Environment System with PC Connect, Wind and Rain. The system continually monitors temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, rainfall, wind speed and wind direction, then provides reliable weather forecasts specific to her back yard micro climate. Coronado can access these forecasts, along with pertinent weather history (such as accumulated rainfall) from her phone, tablet or computer.
Coronado reports that the Weather Environment System armed her with vital, reliable information necessary to consistently grow healthy plants.
"Weather completely 100% effects my business because I am concerned about heat or cold in relationship to growing. I am also concerned about how much water I get during a rainfall or what the wind might be. All of this effects the plants in my garden, so it becomes important to me to know directly. Being able to better understand the weather makes gardening easier and my job easier."
In addition, the ability to remotely monitor conditions in Coronado's back yard enabled her to tend to her garden from anywhere in the world.
"When I'm traveling for business in another state I check the weather at my home station using the app on my phone. If I see the weather is dry, I can call back to my home and have someone go out in the gardens and water for me. Beyond that, I can also see how windy it is by keeping an eye on the app on my phone - if it gets too windy, I can have someone go out and pull the hanging pots down so they don't break. Definitely a "win" for my home garden and for my business because I require constant weather supervision to be successful."
Knowing the weather will definitely help your garden be more successful.