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Hey Siri, please water my garden!

Gardena smart system works with Apple HomeKit. New and already-owned devices can soon connect to HomeKit and be controlled using Siri and the Apple Home app.
Hey Siri, please water my garden! (Apple HomeKit)

Gardena smart system launches support for Apple HomeKit – also already owned devices can be integrated immediately. The Smart Home extends to a Smart Garden. Gardena’s smart yard irrigation is made to save time, ensures an efficient use of the precious resource water and helps to make plants healthier for a rich harvest. Be smart and have Siri water your garden! Gardena smart system can also control robotic lawnmowers and other garden devices. It also features an extensive plant library.

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Gardena smart system announces support for Apple HomeKit – also already owned devices can be integrated soon. The Smart Home extends to a Smart Garden. Gardena’s smart garden irrigation is made to save time, ensures an efficient use of the precious resource water and helps to make plants healthier for a rich harvest. Be smart and have Siri water your garden!

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Gardena smart Water Control, smart Irrigation Control, smart Sensor and smart Power will soon work with Apple HomeKit, and with a simple software update, existing users can add their Gardena devices to the Apple Home app and have Siri® control their devices. Gardena has leveraged Apple’s software authentication for HomeKit to enable compatibility without the use of other hardware. The integration will be available by the end of the first quarter 2019.

The initial setup of watering schedules are managed through the Gardena app, which advises users on the optimum settings. Once that is set up, irrigation systems can then be easily controlled by voice using Siri or with the touch of a button on the Apple Home app on iPhone, iPad, Mac and HomePod.

Gardening the smart way

Automated garden irrigation saves time, maintains healthier plants and produces a richer harvest of fruit and vegetables - all while conserving water as efficiently as possible. Gardena smart system offers garden lovers a plus in comfort and freedom, as well as full control over their optimally managed garden.

Since the Gardena smart system was announced in 2016, many new devices for irrigation control and lawn care have been launched to cover all garden tasks, managing important factors including soil types and local times for sunrise and sunset. Additionally, the integrated plant library features thousands of different plants to help determine the best growing conditions and care.


Apple HomeKit currently does not support profiles for robotic lawnmowers which are an important component of Gardena smart system. Those can, of course, be controlled in parallel via Gardena’s own app.

About Gardena
For over 50 years GARDENA has provided everything passionate gardeners need. The broad assortment of products offers innovative solutions and systems for watering, lawn care, tree and shrub care and soil cultivation. Today, GARDENA is a leading European supplier of high-quality gardening tools and distributed in more than 80 countries worldwide. GARDENA is a brand of Husqvarna Group. Further information on gardena.com.

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Heribert Wettels
GARDENA GmbH
heribert.wettels@husqvarnagroup.com
Phone: +49 731 490-513

Susanne Drmota
GARDENA GmbH
susanne.drmota@husqvarnagroup.com
Phone: +49 731 490-319

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Gardena smart system launches support for Apple HomeKit – also already owned devices can be integrated immediately. The Smart Home extends to a Smart Garden. Gardena’s smart yard irrigation is made to save time, ensures an efficient use of the precious resource water and helps to make plants healthier for a rich harvest. Be smart and have Siri water your garden! Gardena smart system can also control robotic lawnmowers and other garden devices. It also features an extensive plant library.

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With GARDENA smart system and Apple HomeKit, you can now extend your Smart Home to a Smart Garden!

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