Last April Fools Day, Google announced its latest product: the Google Gnome.

This smart lawn ornament was advertised as being capable of taking care of all of your yardly duties while you kicked back and relaxed with a cold drink.

Of course the gnome was just a prank but the good news is there are many new products on the market that make taking care of your outdoor space easier by adding connectivity.

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