Avant Garde Gardening: 15 Modern Tools & Accessories

Husqvarna Solar-Powered Robotic Lawn Mower

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Being a lazy gardener and/or homeowner usually translates to either an unkempt yard or a shed full of expensive, high-tech, energy-wasting yard maintenance tools. But every now and then, there’s a gadget that manages to hit that magical happy place of lazy AND eco-friendly. The Husqvarna robotic lawnmower not only will mow your grass for you – quietly – it’ll do it on solar power. Is it necessary? No. Is it affordable for most people? Probably not. But it’s still cool.

Tool Bag by Richard Gomez

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Industrial designer Richard Gomez created this streamlined set for American brand John Deere, which is mostly known for its monster lawnmowers and tractors. The set includes a range of gardening implements and a pocket for smaller items, all in an easily transportable case.

Easy Bloom Gadget

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If you’re not exactly an intuitive gardener, or just want to get the most out of your plants, there’s a nifty gadget that can help you determine which plants should go in various areas of your yard. The Easy Bloom is a flower-shaped sensor that you place in a pot or in your garden bed so it can analyze the site or a plant that needs monitoring. Then, you simply plug it into the USB port on your computer to access the data. It will even diagnose problems with plants, recommending changes to the soil, sunlight and water.

Flat Pack Poplar Plant Label Stakes by A+R

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Much prettier than plastic tags, these biodegradable poplar garden stakes come in a flat pack for cheap and efficient shipping. French designers JF Dingjian and Eloi Chafai call them ‘arrowheads’ because they’re shaped like pointers.

Smart Garden Cart

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At first glance, this looks like an ordinary garden cart – but there’s more to it than the simple capability of hauling soil, rocks, fertilizer and other heavy loads around your yard. The Smart Garden Cart is lightweight with an ergonomic design, and features a built-in rake as well as niches for hauling various garden tools so they won’t slip out.