DIY: 5 Great Apps for Managing Your Garden

DIY: 5 Great Apps for Managing Your Garden

Apps truly are everywhere now, even in the garden. Don’t think that just because you love to spend some time outdoors playing in the dirt that they don’t have an app for that too!

The gardening apps are going to be able to really provide some extra guidance when it comes to the timing of your plantings, what plants are going to work best in your garden, and even how to lay your yard out.

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 Master Gardener Pocket Guide

This highly rated app boasts almost perfect reviews for those who use the Android version of this app. The Master Gardener Pocket Guide is an outstanding learning tool for any gardener, as it provides hundreds of flashcards filled with facts and information on thousands of terms, plants and growing information.

Sun Surveyor Lite

One of the most important things for any budding gardener to learn when planting flowers or other vegetation is how much sunlight it needs. You don’t want to pick a spot in your yard, that might look pretty, but actually spends the day in the shade. The Sun Surveyor app actually allows you to trace the sun to see where it hits during the day ensuring just the right amount of light.

Garden Manager

An issue that many new gardeners end up being faced with is they don’t realize just how much of a schedule a garden needs to be on. It’s really easy to get confused with what gets water, or fertilizer or gets picked when, especially in a garden with multiple varieties. The Garden Manager app sets a series of notes and alarms to give you a gentle reminder of exactly when your garden needs to be tended.

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Veggie Garden Guides

This app is great because it gives you truly start to finish instructions on everything from how to plant your veggies to the best ways to store them after being harvested. If you are new to gardening, or new to planting a particular type of veggie, the Veggie Garden Guide could be exactly what you need going forward.

Landscaper’s Companion

For those who are looking to have their backyard become a beautifully landscaped paradise, an app like the Landscaper’s Companion is a very good investment. This app has an enormous database of plants, trees, and shrubs giving you detailed information on the types of sunlight, soil and water that will work best to make them grow.

What makes your garden grow?  Any tips for getting it right in the garden?