The temperatures are getting colder and the garden is going into hibernation. For MIYO, the smart and fully automatic irrigation system, it is now time to think about hibernation. We have summarised what to look out for.
Plant lovers take final wintering measures in late fall, put their green co-inhabitants under cover, wrap pots and take important precautions to avoid frost damage. To also get MIYO safely through the cold season, all mobile devices, i.e. sensors and valves, must be dismantled from an outside temperature of 4°C and winterized indoors. Since this means they no longer receive a solar charge, winter mode must be activated in the app in the settings of each watering area. This will put the devices into an energy saving mode that will last many months without recharging. It is important that the devices go into hibernation well charged. The charging can be done before or after the activation of the winter mode. As soon as the sensor measures a temperature of 4°C, the MIYO app automatically reports via warning that it is time to hibernate. At a temperature of 0°C, an additional error message indicates that sensors and valves really need to be dismantled now.
How do I prepare the winter mode?
Allow the devices plenty of sun. At plus temperatures, MIYOs can also be charged in winter mode if this was not possible before, e.g. due to weather conditions.
How do I deactivate MIYOS sensors before winter?
First, activate Winter Mode in the app for each watering area. Then carefully pull the Soil Sensor out of the ground. The Soil Sensor should be stored in the dry and at plus degrees during the winter months.
How do I deactivate MIYOS valve before winter?
The first step is to turn off the water supply for the garden and disassemble the valve. Then activate the winter mode in the app for each watering area. But be careful, this will open the valve! The device should then be stored dry and at plus degrees.
How do I deactivate MIYOS Cube before winter?
When MIYOS valves and sensors are supplied for the winter and all circuits are in winter mode, the Cube can simply be disconnected from its power supply. In doing so, all settings remain stored locally even without power supply.
After MIYO has supplied the beloved plants with water as needed and sustainably throughout the summer, the rest period in winter is well deserved. The cold season is also ideal for thinking about individual garden design and developing new ideas for the coming season. Of course, we at MIYO are still available in all weathers to answer any questions you may have about fully automatic irrigation and are always tinkering with better solutions for a smart garden.
Leave a comment
All comments are reviewed before publication.