"The Distinctive Life" presented by the Distinctive Collection

36 37 bhgrecollection.com | | THE DISTINCTIVE LIFE® Volume 10 choosing the best SMART GARDEN TOOLS The best garden tools for your new planting resolutions are likely to include those controlled or monitored by your smartphone. It doesn’t mean that you won’t be getting your hands dirty as you create a thriving backyard oasis or terrace container garden. However, it does mean that your forays can be much more efficient, and your garden dreams are less likely to be thwarted by the whims of insects, soil pH, and an ever-changing schedule. Read on to learn more about some of the best garden tools and systems available right now. LIFE & LEISURE GARDEN LANDSCAPING ROBOTS While it might seem like something out of a science fiction movie, landscaping robots using AI technology are already here. Launched by Whirly Max, their landscaping robot (the Yardroid) resembles a mini-tank. It can turn to avoid obstacles or climb over short ones. It can handle garden slopes and follow a mowing pattern that you set ahead of time. This futuristic gadget can spray pest and weed control chemicals and has an integrated leaf blower, making it one of the best garden tools to hit the market. It’s not alone. The Husqvarna Automower 450X is also turning heads. According to the manufacturer, it can easily handle