The creation of a garden is not an easy undertaking. There’s research, trips to the nursery, digging, planting, watering, pruning,
soil enhancing, and on and on. Back in the day you had to rely on gardening magazines, the local newspaper, neighbors, and nursery personnel to properly perform what was necessary to maintain your garden. If you were dependent on the weather, then the newspaper may have provided you with information too early leaving too much time to elapse for conditions to change. Or maybe you learned later that the neighbor on whom you relied really didn’t know what she was talking about.
Well, today gardeners don’t have to worry about these things. That’s because there’s an app for that.
That’s right. There are a plethora of apps that run on smartphones that will provide you with all the information you need to grow and maintain a beautiful garden. And the information you get is authentic and timely. What follows is a list of popular garden apps some of which may be ideal for you as you pursue your gardening hobby.
Eden Garden Designer
Available for the iPhone, this app can be used to take pictures of your yard and then place different plants and trees into the image to show you how they would look in a garden on your property. It also shows you what the lawn would look like during different seasons.
Essential Garden Guide
This reference guide allows you to review a database of more than 30 vegetables and 10 fruits and provide you with information on planting, maintaining, and harvesting the fruits and vegetables you choose to plant.
Foolproof Plants for Small Gardens
This app includes information on more than 90 plants that would be ideal for a garden in a small space. It helps you select the right plants for your climate zone and offer step-by-step advice on planting and more.
This guide features images of tree leaves, fruit, flowers, and bark that you can use to identify trees and plants that you encounter.
This app allows you to research a database on perennials for information on such things as plant height, colors, and more as well as what animals and insects are attracted to them. It also allows you to see different perennials side-by-side so you will know what they would look like in a garden.
Garden Compass Plant and Disease Identifier
Use this app to photograph plants that seem to be exhibiting symptoms of a disease and to send the images to experts so that they can diagnosis the problem and advise you of a cure.
Use this app to track the life of a plant including planting, watering and fertilizing.
This app is designed to be used in the United States and allow you to share information on custom seeds with others in your climate zone. It can help you identify compatible and incompatible plants and help you share advice with others on how to deal with certain pests. It also offers information on when it is best to plant and harvest in your climate zone.
Use this to develop a plant maintenance schedule based on the current phase of the Moon.
This app will help you track the progress of your plants and then share that information with your friends on social networking sites.
Garden Plan Pro
Use this app to plan out your garden. It provides full growing information on more than 190 plants and it will adapt information based on the climate zone in which you are located.