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Get optimal watering with GARDENA’s soil moisture sensor

Published: 21 January 2021 - Neil Mead

With the GARDENA Soil Moisture Sensor, garden owners can easily ensure optimal watering of their plants whilst saving water. If there’s already sufficient moisture in the soil, excessive irrigation is avoided resulting in healthy plants and a rich harvest.


The new GARDENA Soil Moisture Sensor determines the moisture content in the soil thereby enabling economical and needs-based irrigation, for healthy and beautiful plants. 

Automatic irrigation is a great help. After all, water is the elixir of life and the be all and end all for a garden with blossoming, healthy plants. But water is also a scarce resource and should therefore be used sparingly, in line with what is needed. 

Plants have an individual water requirement. To fulfil this, but also to avoid an over- or undersupply of water, is a balancing act for many garden owners. Just because the soil’s surface is dry, it does not mean that the roots of the plants urgently need water. The new GARDENA Soil Moisture Sensor consistently provides reliable information on the moisture content of the soil where it is most important, in the root area of the plants. 

Economical and efficient irrigation 

The new design of the soil moisture sensor is particularly flat and protrudes just 20 millimetres from the ground. If it’s used on the lawn, a GARDENA Lawnmower or Robotic Lawnmower can move over it without any problems. Thanks to its compact size, it can be used virtually anywhere, in vegetable plots or simply in planters. Data transmission for this sensor is performed via a cable. This connects it to one of the GARDENA Water Control systems and the moisture of the soil is taken into account as part of automatic irrigation. If there is already sufficient water in the soil, its irrigation is simply skipped. This makes watering particularly efficient and economical. The measured soil moisture and the soil moisture setting from which irrigation should not take place are conveniently displayed on the water control system the new soil moisture sensor is connected to. The sensor is compatible with most GARDENA Water Controls.


For over 50 years GARDENA has provided everything passionate gardeners need. The broad assortment of products offer 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. For more information, see



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