How can a weather station help with your gardening?
When it gets warmer again in spring, many people move outside and into their gardens. Gardening relaxes and makes you happy when the results are visible: A small green oasis, with beautiful flowering plants, a place to relax and unwind. The weather plays an important role in gardening and its results. Especially at the beginning of the warm season, ground frost can sometimes occur at night or the weather can change spontaneously, especially in April. To protect your garden and your plants and not to be interrupted during gardening work, it is worth taking a look at a weather station. Weather stations in the garden can not only look nice, they also provide important values to assess whether watering is still necessary today or the weather will change in the near future.
Useful functions of a weather station for gardening
With a weather station in your garden you are able to prepare yourself optimally for the coming weather. The classic weather station combines the most important meteorological measuring instruments barometer, hygrometer and thermometer, which inform you about the current weather conditions.
The thermometer of the weather station in the garden measures the air temperature, while the hygrometer indicates the prevailing humidity and the barometer indicates the air pressure and its changes. All three components of the Weather Station give you useful information about how the weather will change in the coming period, which will help you plan your gardening activities.
With an air pressure of 1020 hPa and above, calm and dry weather can be expected, although the higher the air pressure, the more stable the weather will be. Air pressure values of 1000 hPa and below, on the other hand, are associated with heavy cloud cover and precipitation. If the air pressure drops below 1000 hPa, strong winds or storms are to be expected.
A slow and steady increase in air pressure is expected to improve the weather, while a slow fall indicates deterioration. Rapid rise during unstable weather is usually followed by rapid fall and means continuation of the volatility with changing cloudiness, gusty winds and showers. In summer, a rapid drop in air pressure in very hot weather heralds thunderstorms. With a weather station you can therefore estimate whether the weather will improve in the coming days or whether cooler, rainy days are to be expected due to a change in weather. Accordingly, you can, for example, do without watering, plan to mow the lawn or carry out other work. Even if you can check the weather forecast in your app every day, a weather station in your garden is a more reliable partner. Every garden basically has its own climate, because some are situated higher up, others in valleys or near a lake or the sea. With your own weather station in your garden, you can see for yourself how the weather will develop over the next few days. In this way, the weather station is very helpful for your gardening work, as it allows you to optimally plan your gardening activities and set dates for planting or sowing.
Where a weather station should be installed in order to be able to provide optimum assistance with gardening work?
In order for your weather station to provide reliable values, it must be mounted in a suitable location. If it is suspended in direct sunlight, the thermometer will heat up and give you readings that are far too high. The same applies to the measurement of the air humidity (temperature-dependent variable). Therefore, it is better to mount your weather station in the garden in a more shaded place, such as on north-facing walls. Uninsulated walls or particularly humid environments can also affect the values of the Weather Station in the garden.
Weather stations as ideal helpers for garden work
For garden lovers who enjoy maintaining their green oasis, weather stations in the garden are helpful tools for planning work in the best possible way. Weather stations provide reliable information on whether the weather will change in the next few days or whether rain is expected, for example. For example, with the values from the weather station in summer, you have the chance to mow your lawn before the onset of precipitation, which is then watered again. It is also possible to use weather stations to postpone the sowing of new plants if the weather changes and the seeds could be blown away by wind. In these and many other ways, weather stations are the ideal helpers for gardening.
In the FISCHER online shop we offer you analogue weather stations which are characterised by their precise measurements. Feel free to look around and order the FISCHER weather stations, which will also fit perfectly into your garden visually. Do you have questions about our high-quality, precise weather stations? Then you are welcome to contact us.