It’s no secret that technology changes the way we live each day. Good news is it simplifies our lives so much, one could say we hold the world in our pockets.
I am a keen gardener and have been testing out a range off apps that help in the garden. It doesn’t matter whether you are curious or looking for garden solutions, the following are guaranteed life-savers.
With this app you can create fantastic landscape and garden designs. This software comes in handy for both homeowners and professionals to better visualise their ideas. This way you can prevent confusion.
How to use iScape?
– Take a picture with your camera or use one from your gallery
– Select the 'Texture Tool' to add or replace grass, stones, mulch etc.
– Use the app’s database to add images such as trees, flowers, fountains, ponds etc.
– Save and Share
The database features:
– Tropical plants
– Water Features
– Architecture Features
Garden Plan Pro (£5.78)
It’s all in the preparation. With this app you can plan the perfect vegetable, herb and fruit garden with ease.
Some of the app’s features:
– Works with any shape of garden, raised beds, rows and containers
– You can draw a map and arrange plants to see how many fit
– Growing information, guides and articles
– Recommendations based on your location
Official Site: www.gardenplanpro.com
Foolproof Plants for Small Gardens (£0.79)
Is your garden too small? Well, this little app is your solution to the problem.
No matter how big or small your garden is, and what your level of expertise is, Foolproof Plants for Small Gardens is a helpful little guide with around 100 trees and flowers. They are carefully selected by multiple specialists to determine the best choices.
And of course:
– Seven Categories: trees, shrubs, flowers etc.
– Plant descriptions
– Requirements, guides
Sprout It (Free)
Yet another guide but this time, a bigger one. With it you select your desired plant and schedule plantings. You immediately receive instructions and reminders for a successful gardening experience.
What does Sprout It have to offer?
– Rich plant library to help you pick the best options for your garden and location
– Inspirational themes and projects
– Tracking progress
– Weather alerts
Note: you will need to enter your postcode for the app to recognise your location.
Home Depot (Free)
Accidently forgot to buy seeds or gardening tools? Or do you want to see what’s on the market?
Then this app is what you are looking for. With Home Depot you can browse over 600,000 home improvement products for literally everything for your house and garden. And guess what? The items are delivered to your doorstep.
Like That Garden (Free)
You might not believe what miracles this next app can do. Have you ever walked down a street to see an unfamiliar beautiful flower and find out you know nothing about its origin?
Well from now on you have nothing to worry about because Like That Garden can quickly recognise its species.
All you have to do is shoot a photo of the plant. The app’s built-in search technology will divulge the secrets of the flower’s origin right away, along will useful information and growing guides. Simple as that.
Bee Smart (Free)
Why not make friends on your gardening journey?
That’s right. Find out which plants attract bees, hummingbirds, butterflies and other pollinators. Bee Smart features a database of over 1,000 pollinator-friendly plants.
Again you will need to enter your postcode for the app to identify your location.
GrowIt Garden Socially (Free)
This precious gem is social media for gardeners. It connects you with other gardening enthusiasts.
See what others around you are growing, get inspired, get ideas, share - those are only some of the opportunities Grow It presents. The rest is for you to explore.
A domestic services app based in London, UK.
GoFantastic is an app for booking gardening services when you need assistance. There’s no shame in calling for help in times of need. And with this software you can literally find a professional gardener within a minute. You just have to make a few taps on your screen and voila.
My Lawn (Free)
As the title suggests it’s an app to help you with lawn care. All you need to do is to indicate the size of your lawn, weather, location and grass type. What you receive is feeding and seeding tips.
Create a lawn care plan in a few easy steps and you get guides and reminders.
Official Site: www.scotts.com
Do you know of any Android Apps for gardeners? We'd love to put together a similar piece for Android users. Email rozie[at]permaculture.co.uk with your suggestions.
Lisbeth Larose is a 28-year-old DIY gardening enthusiast from London, UK. She's keen on growing all kinds of plants including herbs, vegetables, fruits and flowers. Her other hobbies are travelling, exploring new places, cultures and music.
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