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Whether you are planting wildflowers, spring or fall veggies, or designing an herb garden, it takes a little bit of skill. You have to understand what your plants need to thrive. You have to know how when and how to:  

  • Prepare and protect the soil.
    • How to add nutrients
    • How to till the ground
    • Do you need mulch?
    • Do you use compost deposits?
  • Select the seeds
    • Which seeds grow best in your climate?
    • When should you plant them?
    • How long should it take them to grow (click here for more details)gardening


  • Determine the amount of sunshine the garden needs (direct sunlight or indirect sunlight)
  • How to prevent disease or damage done by insects
  • Which plants survive cool and cold temperatures?
  • How to rotate your plants in order to keep the soil healthy

There is help

Modern technology is the gardner’s best friend. There are tons of apps for smart-phones and androids that will help you plant and harvest a successful garden. These apps give you all the information you need to begin and continue your garden. If there is an issue with your plants, you can bet someone has already experienced the same issue.


Below we are going to share with you 3 of our top choices for the gardener. With these apps on your phone or tablet, your garden will be fail-proof.gardening


Gardening Companion

The Gardening Companion App is free. Everything you need to know about your garden is literally at your fingertips. The app answers your questions about planting and issues that come up. It can be set up to remind you of when to maintain your garden. This is like having your own gardening assistant.

Gardening Compass

This app gives you all the information you need on any plant. If you want to identify a particular flower or plant, it can help you. If you want to know if that plant is compatible with your garden, it can tell you that too. The calendar reminds you of important tasks to do. It is easy to forget your gardens needs in our fast-paced world.


One issue you may face when designing your garden is that the apps are not very flexible. If you have an odd shaped garden, the apps cannot adjust their instruction for the shape. Permaculture solved that problem. This is a high-tech app let you create a virtual garden. You will be able to design the garden on screen and the app will tell you if you have placed a plant in a prime area or if it should be moved.


Gardening is a great way to bring beauty and satisfaction to your life. You may want a small flower garden to enjoy in your backyard or you may have a large plot that allows for fall vegetables to grow. You may have a raised garden or a portable herb garden. These apps adjust to your requirements and make the job of expert gardening your reality. Whether you have been a gardener for years or this is your first try, these apps are going to be your new best friend.


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