When many people think of gardening, they tend to think of getting dirty and spending hours working to mend plants to health; however, thanks to modern garden technology, it's possible for you to have a great garden regardless of if you have a green thumb or not.

The first step is to only plant what you can handle. While experienced gardeners might want to plant dozens of flowers, novices should start out with one type of plant. Even when using modern technology, it's important to not go overboard.

Next, you need to make sure you've picked the right location for your plants and have the right soil. While this can be a bit tedious at first, gadgets such as the EasyBloom plant sensor by Black & Decker allow you to get an in-depth overview of your plants' health. Details including sunlight exposure, fertilizer amounts, and water levels are all tracked by the sensors. When you want to check the data, simply plug the sensor into your USB port, and the software will provide tips on how best to improve your garden. It should be noted that the EasyBloom software requires a monthly subscription for much of its functionality; however, because the tool can help reduce the amount of money spent on replacing dead and unhealthy plants, the EasyBloom can pay for itself over time.

Although plants tend to be cumbersome and space intensive, it's now possible for apartment dwellers and individuals in small spaces to use aeroponics to grow the garden of their dreams. As discussed in an article by HowStuffWorks, aeroponics is the process of growing plants in an air or moist environment without the use of soil. Although the process sounds strange, the technology has been perfected by NASA and is now available to the average consumer. The major characteristic of aeroponic systems is that they routinely spray nutrient-rich water directly onto the roots, which results in plants that grow much faster than traditional methods.

Last but not least, if you have a large yard, chances are you've experienced the frustration of spending hours each week mowing the lawn or paying large amounts of cash to landscaping companies. For years, homeowners have had access to robotic vacuums to simplify their housekeeping; however, lawn care has been a manual task until now. Husqvarna has released a new line of lawnmowers titled the Automower, which is like a Roomba, but for your yard. Aside from being able to navigate your lawn, the Automower is able to return to its charging station without intervention so you can always have a clean cut yard without the pain of manual labor.

Regardless of your skill set, using modern garden technology tools can help to ensure your garden is the envy of your neighbors.