Three gardening apps to help turn your brown thumbs green

There’s an app for just about everything these days, and gardening is certainly no exception!

Whether you’ve got bugs in your garden that you want to identify, want to know what plants to time at a particular time of year or want some tips on the best way to layout your outdoor space, you can be sure there’s an app to help you.

In fact, a quick search on the Google Play Store reveals pages and pages of apps for the search term ‘gardening’.

But with so many apps to choose from, how can you tell which are any good?

Here are three of our favourites to get you started (in no particular order):

1. Gardenate – iOS & Android – $1.49

With Gardenate, you set your climate zone and the app then tells you which types of plants can grow in your area and when. It also includes plant descriptions and tips to help you get the very most out of your garden.

2. DIY Garden Ideas – Android – Free

DIY Garden Ideas (for Android) is a gallery app that’s a visual treat to use. It features hundreds of ideas to help you rejuvenate your outdoor spaces. The easy share buttons on each image allow you to share ideas with your friends and family.

3. The Garden Planner – iOS – $4.49

The Garden Planner (for iOS) describes itself as “a personal trainer for Australian vegetable gardeners” and its goal is to help guide you from seed to harvest. The app gives you advice on what to plant and when for your local area, and includes timelines for crucial tasks such as watering, fertilising and harvesting.

Do you use apps to help with your gardening and other outdoor activities? We’d love to hear from you in the comments section below…

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