If you are looking for ways to enjoy your flowers, fruits, veggies, and herbs even more, these gardening apps are here to help.
Did you know that gardening is the one of the fastest growing hobbies in the U.S.? It’s also one of the most relaxing too. Whether you are new to gardening or an experienced master gardener, here are 11 must have gardening apps that will have your yard full of color and your beds overflowing. This post may include affiliate links
Many of the common questions when it comes to gardening include: what to plant when, how to boost curb appeal, and what veggies grow best in your area. These apps are here to help.
Not only will they save you time and money, but they will make gardening even more enjoyable. After all….
Now onto the apps!
BeeSmart Pollinator Gardener
Want to attract pollinators like bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies to your garden? The BeeSmart Pollinator Gardener app has a large database of native plants that you can filter based on plant type, location, sunlight, soil conditions, and even bloom color. As you browse the app, star your favorites and start planning your pollinator friendly garden.
Use the Home Outside app to design your yard without drawing. You can easily layout your yard and use the drag and drop tools to choose from the large selection of elements to create the landscape of your dreams. There are sample designs to choose from to get you started and to spark you inspiration and you can resize, rotate, flip, duplicate, and even undo each item. You can even use the sketch tool to draw garden beds and other free form shapes.
My Garden Notebook
The My Garden Notebook app offers an easy way to keep track the development of your garden so you can compare and learn from years past. With this app you can also use the layout for locating your plants as well as add notes to keep track of bloom and harvest dates and amounts, soil conditions, pests, and more. You can even duplicate your garden to get a headstart on next year.
The iScape app takes gardening to a whole new level through augmented reality. You can select from a wide variety of plants, trees, mulch, bushes, and even outdoor pieces like pergolas, water features, fencing, and more. Once you find the item you like you hold your phone up and through augmented reality, you can see what it will look like in that space. A truly incredible way to visualize your yard before spending money on landscaping
Garden Plan Pro
The Garden Plan Pro app is used by over 350,000 gardeners and with a large database of plants, flexible drawing tools, and the ability to pull climate information based on your location, this app makes it easier to plant the garden of your dreams. It also gives you recommended planting and harvesting dates for your area and as you add crops it will automatically space them correctly for the best growing results.
Burpee Garden Time
One of the most trusted names in gardening has an app to help you plant the perfect vegetable, herb, fruit, and flower gardens. The Burpee Garden Time app includes a full database of plants, local weather, extended forecast, frost dates and even a visual growing calendar. There are also monthly to dos and articles based on your growing area as well as how to videos offering tips for gardening success.
Vegetable Garden Planner
Looking for a simple way to grow vegetables, herbs, and fruits? The Vegetable Garden Planner app has you covered. This app gets rave reviews and it includes features like filtering plants based on their health benefits, growing guides, companion plant suggestions and ones to avoid, and customized planting dates with reminders based on your location. There is even the ability to identify garden pests and tips on how to eliminate them without using pesticides and tips on how to attract beneficial insects like ladybugs and butterflies. The app also has an integration with Burpee so you can purchase seeds directly.
Garden Compass App
When gardening do you ever wish you could ask an expert for advice? The Garden Compass app allows you to do just that. Simply take a photo of your plant, upload it, and their garden advisors will identify it and and tell you how to care for it. You can even take and upload pictures of bugs or a brown spot on your lawn and you’ll receive tips from the experts about how to eliminate the problem.
The GrowIt app creates a place for gardeners to connect with one another to ask questions, show off their gardens, and find inspiration. You can see what other people in your area are growing and then find information about that plant and what it requires. You can categorize your plants into specific projects and even make a shopping wish list.
The Perennial Match app helps you decide which perennials to plant next to each other. You can select the plants and then view images of what they will look like together. You can read about each plant’s characteristics and requirements side by side. The app offers filters including: sun, water, soil, height, colors, bloom season, deer resistant, butterfly attracting, and more. You can also exclude plants that are invasive, garden aggressive, or poisonous.
The Gardenize app helps you organize, plan, and care for your garden effectively. You set up your garden areas, list what you planted where, keep notes about everything related to the plants, add pictures, and browse the information and knowledgebase to learn more. You can even follow your gardening friends and be inspired by a list of public gardens.
Gardening can be a fun, relaxing, and rewarding hobby. These gardening apps will take your gardening game to the next level. They’ll help you remember what you planted where, give you a look at how your garden did in years past, keep you organized and informed, connect you with other gardeners, and will help you plan, design, and care for all of your plants. All resulting in the garden (or gardens!) of your dreams.
Rebecca Talley says
These apps are awesome! I really need one to tell me what to plant when. I’ve struggled to know how to have a successful garden since I moved and some of these apps will really come in handy. Thanks!