If winter has got you down, just know that longer days and warmer temperatures are right around the corner. And that means it’ll soon be time to tend to your garden. If you’re looking for inspiration or resources to get your garden ship-shape this spring, then we’ve got the list for you. Check out these garden apps to help you get creative and organized this spring season.
Want to know what kind of tree that is in your front yard? Simply take a photo of a leaf against a white backdrop and the Leafsnap app will help you identify it. As of right now, it has a database of trees in the Northeastern United States, with plans to extend to the entire country. It’s free to download on the iPhone and iPad.
Another great app for identifying plants, Garden Answers has more than 2,000,000 users and counting. Take a picture of a plant with your phone and get an instant identification. In addition, you can find out if your plant has any pests or diseases, and you can get your questions answered by experts. It is available both for Android and iOS.
Do you need help figuring out what vegetables to plant and when? Then download the Gardenate app and get growing quickly and easily The app provides expert advice specific to your climate zone and lets you record and track planting dates and harvests. The app is available for both Android and iOS.
If you have trouble visualizing how certain plants will look in your yard, try the iScape app. This easy-to-use app lets you see how your project will look in your yard before you even dig one hole. Share your projects with others, buy products, and collaborate with other users. It is available for iOS.
Garden Plan Pro
One of the toughest jobs in designing a vegetable garden is to figure out where all the plants should go. With the Garden Plan Pro app, you can minimize the guesswork. This app helps you to design the perfect plan and gives you advice based on your location. It will send you reminders via email about when to plant and allow you to work with any kind of garden layout. You can download this app from the Apple App Store.
Are you hoping to find a social network dedicated to gardening? You’re in luck, because that’s exactly what you’ll get with GrowIt! This garden app lets you connect with other gardeners, share pictures of your plants and exchange advice. You’ll also find information about thousands of plants and can search for what gardeners in your area are growing. It’s available for both Android and iOS devices.
Not sure which perennials will look good together? Then download the Perennial Match app. This app helps you make plans for your perennial garden by choosing plants that meet your criteria and seeing how they will look together – all before you buy a single plant. You can find information about a variety of perennials and add your own photos. It is available for the iPhone and iPad.