App, smart lawn sensor developed to help homeowners

Wilkinson Egwu launched an on-demand lawn care services app and invented a smart lawn sensor.

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January 3, 2018
Edited by Megan Smalley
Industry News Technology

Wilkinson Egwu of Atlanta launched LawnTap, an Atlanta-based tech startup that offers on-demand lawn care services, Black Enterprise magazine reported. With the tap of a button, homeowners can get a vetted lawn care professional at their home. Homeowners download the LawnTap app and use it to trace their lawn size based on their location and instantly receive a price of what it would cost to mow their lawn.

The LawnTap team also invented a device to automate lawn care service called Gaia, a smart lawn sensor that allows users to monitor, interact with and take care of their lawn, Black Enterprise reported. It allows users to set preferences with their phone on lawn height. Once a lawn reaches a certain height of 1 or 2 inches, depending on preferences, it automatically sends a request to lawn care providers within a 20- to 30-mile radius of their home.

The Gaia smart lawn sensor inserts into the lawn, reading height, moisture levels, sunlight and other external factors that affect the overall health of the lawn. The app displays this data as a real-time snapshot of the lawn and pushes alerts and suggestions to maximize lawn health and maintenance.

Read the full story from Black Enterprise here.

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