4 Gardening Smart Phone Apps


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I am clueless when it comes to gardening and love my roses because they are very low maintenance.  I do not know what to plant, when to plant, how much to water, etc, etc, etc. I love plants and gardens and long for a beautiful, lush garden that I can spend the evening summer hours enjoying while sipping on a glass of wine.

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AT&T took the legwork out for all of us and put together a list of smart phone gardening apps that are sure to help those of us that need a little help in the gardening department.


1.       Food Gardening Guide  (iOS) – If you’re interested in venturing into organic food gardening, this free app from MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine provides expert gardening techniques, information on top crops, and access to the magazine’s blog feeds covering “Do It Yourself” projects, natural health, green homes and more.

2.       Garden Insects Guide (iOS) – Not all insects are bad for your garden, but you don’t want to let the ones that are bug your plants to death!  This free guide from the editors of MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine will help you identify the bad bugs from the good bugs. It provides advice on how you can prevent damage from the pest insects and attract the beneficial ones. The app has a “Pest Control” section that tells you how to get rid of insect pests organically and naturally.

3.       Garden Squared (Android) – This app assists in planning and tracking square foot gardens—ranging from 1’ by 1’ to 4’ by 8’—and even patio containers, seedlings and raised garden beds. Details of every plot can be saved along with a journal entry/task tracker. Great for beginners!

4.       Garden Manager: Plant Alarm (Android) – This app reminds you exactly when to water, fertilize, spray pesticide and more. Custom tasks are also available so you will be reminded to tend to specific plants. You can take a photo log of how your plants grow, and then brag about your success on social media.

I think the Garden Manager: Plant Alarm will be the best app for me!  Which one would you choose?

Courtney Lawless

Courtney is the traveling mom! She has 3 girls and is the founder of Detroit Mommies and currently lives in Florida. You can follow her on Twitter @courtneyRVL.

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