tips for the #SMARTGARDENER
from our #SMARTGARDENERS
To be able to adjust watering schedules and times from anywhere, anytime, no matter how far away from the base station just makes simple sense. Over the past 40 years I have had all manner of controllers, including blue tooth, and this is the easiest and most intuitive to operate. A simple decision really!
High quality, easy to install, works very well. Wi-Fi connection and phone app make it easy to operate.
I have just returned from a weeks holiday after leaving my recently planted vegetable garden in the care of the Holman Digital Tap Timer. The timer was set to commence watering every second day at 7.00am for a 30 minute duration. The Timer was connected to a garden hose and sprinkler and the whole system was tested prior to leaving home.
There were some very hot days during the week that I was away but I was very pleased with the condition of the plants when I arrived back home.
The Tap Timer is easy to setup, has many options and can be bypassed with the press of a button if extra watering is required between start times. I love this timer.
This weather station is accurate, very readable and we’re very happy with it. Holman’s service and advice was excellent.
I have had our 30m Powered Hose Reel for almost a month now & is the best hose reel we have ever had, faultless to this stage & although we are 80+ we can pull the hose out without any difficulty, this is early days yet so the passage of time will tell & it is being used regularly being Summer & have only depleted the battery by 1/3.
Great product and reasonably priced. I used this one as it give a longer time frame than the smaller timer. Would like to see a 2 hose outlet available.
I received the union for my birthday. It was easy to set up and the nerd in me loves watching the readings. The only thing missing from this very smart unit is the UV reading and some pics of peoples installations (for some inspiration). Apart from that couldn’t be happier.
I bought one controller to test out the decking and pond lights. I was impressed with the ease of setting them up and their quality. I went ahead to buy another controller, this time to connect 10 path lights. The colour range was amazing which is no issue when I select both controllers to Colour. However when I select both controllers to Scene, I cannot get the colours to synchronize. I raised this with support who confirmed there is no feature to address this and had passed it on to the development team to work on it. It will be great if all the colours are the same when they are set to Scene. Besides this small issue, I won't hesitate to get the third controller for the front yard when it is ready to be renovated.
Bought the RGB controller, and a set of Large spots and deck lights.
Controller was easy to set up onto wifi and schedule.
I really like the feature that you can link the on off time to an event such as sunset so that you don't need to change schedules for winter and summer.
Connectors and cable quality is good, although its easy to lose the rubber o rings when unscrewing, not sure how you can get replacements.
Love these lights
In my opinion, this jet is the best product Holman have ever made. It is well-designed, well-engineered, robust, functional, does a terrific job, and looks like a work of art. It should win design awards!
I bought two, right off the bat, and was immediately impressed. Now I am looking for 6 more, but Bunnings appear to have stopped stocking them!! Help!!
This station is well built and quite robust. The accuracy of the sensors is excellent and the setup was absolutely seamless in comparison to other weather stations I've had to deal with.
Love the online time sync.
My only gripe and it's so minor that it doesn't drag the review rating down is that the barometer only does 1 hPa resolution. It would have been nice for it to be in finer detail. Not so much on the console but a 0.1 hPa resolution for Wunderground output would be really nice at least.
Other than that awesome station.
This is a great product which I found very straightforward to set up. I have very little experience in electrical work and had no issues when setting it up once I worked out what I was doing! The lights look great and the convenience of having it controlled from my phone makes it even better!
Loved the fact that we didn’t need to employ an electrician with this setup, and that we can easily add to or change the system anytime we want. It was basically plug and play. Very impressed with the waterproofing around the plugs. The controller is good for 60W of lights so make sure to calculate your needs accurately. The wattage of each light is on the box so this helps you immensely. We decided that more was better and went with a nice combination of path lights (3W each) and the smaller 43mm spotlights (3W each) which enabled us to squeeze in almost 20 lights in total. All controllable from our phone. Also handy that we can preset the times they turn on and off and the length of time they are on for. Heaps better than our daggy old solar powered Christmas lights. 👍
Has made my life so much easier having this set up in my garden. Have set this up with the water sensor and it has given me a whole new insight into my gardening. Tells me everything I need to know, from how much water was used in my last water, how much moisture is in the soil, I have been able to set up an automatic schedule for it to run on and can even turn the sprinkler on or off manually from work or when I’m away. Very, very happy with it! Thanks for a great product Holman!
I was given the Bluetooth model for Christmas but realised I wanted a wifi unit.took it back and got this one.I had a couple of goes pairing it to my wifi and then out of frustration I followed the instructions and presto.awesome.
I had to do 2 firmware upgrades no problems so I have the latest software. I have named the zones and can give the garden a top up on those hot days without getting out of my chair.i reason I will save water as I can turn the unit off from anywhere if it looks like rain.
I haven’t used the Evie unit as I can easily tun it off when it is raining.I think it would be better to sell the unit without the Evie module
In summary awesome product and good for Adelaide summer
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