I am new to arduino and have a basic question. I want to build a sprinkler controller system for my lawn which would detect moisture in the lawn soil and automatically starts the sprinkler controller to water the lawn when moisture in the lawn soil reaches a certain level. I am looking for soil moisture sensors that would be installed in the lawn soil and wirelessly transmit the moisture level to my arduino in the house. Any ideas where I can find these sensors?
The project is very much possible but it will be easier if you attach the moisture sensor directly to the arduino and add a wifi shield or a bluetooth shield to the arduino itself and make it communicate with computer or phone. You could also program the arduino to directly water the plants if it finds that they dont have much moisture. You will rarely find a sensor that transmits data wirelessly and still be economically feasible. The Sparkfun SEN-13322 moisture sensor is good for the purpose but again connect it to arduino direclty.