Top 5 Best Free Gardening Apps for iPhone

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The sun is out, the days are longer and that means gardening and yard work. Some people love tending to their plants and making sure everything is watered and bug free. Others just try to make their yard look as presentable as possible. Whether you are one with nature or have killed a cactus in the past, these five free apps will turn your house into something beautiful.


1. Homegrown

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One of the hardest things about gardening is keeping track of when you watered what, and how fast certain things should be growing. Homegrown acts as a mobile diary where you can add notes and photos of everything you’ve done. Make note when you feed or water certain plants or when you see pests. If you’re not sure what to grow, go to Help Me Choose to figure out which kind of pepper or apple is right for you and your garden. For those nervous about starting a garden, go to Learn to Grow and read advice and tips.

Pros:

  • Take photos and make notes of how your garden is getting along
  • Read tips on how to garden
  • Get advice on what types of vegetables to grow

Cons:

  • Can be hard to navigate
  • Have allow location services
  • Can’t title notes

Download for iPhone here.


2. ID Weeds

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There are few things about yard work that are more annoying about gardening than weeds. ID Weeds gives the user a way to figure out what kind of weed you’re dealing with and how to get rid of it forever. Search for weeds by name, either common or latin, or describe it and let the app identify it. You’ll get a description of the plant as well as ways to eradicate it. The app is simple and straight forward, and easy for anyone to use.

Pros:

  • Can identify by description
  • Look through weeds based on name
  • Can search by common or latin name

Cons:

  • Can be hard to navigate
  • Some photos aren’t big enough to see
  • Can take awhile to find the weed you have

Download for iPhone here.


3. Grow Your Own

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Grow Your Own is gardening for beginners. Begin by adding everything you are currently growing in your garden. The app will tell you what you should be doing with each at certain times of the year, whether it is germinating or harvesting. You can also get information on diseases, pests and weeds making sure your garden is healthy all year long. Look at a chart to see when certain plants should be plants throughout the year.

Pros:

  • Gives you a to-do list for each crop
  • Tells you what time of year to plant each plant
  • Learn about how to deal with pests and weeds

Cons:

  • Might have to upgrade for certain features
  • It is a British app so certain plants have different names
  • Can be hard to navigate

Download for iPhone here.


4. iScape

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Before spending a lot of money on landscaping and expensive plants by testing a few things out before committing. Begin by taking a photo of the space you want to renovate. Upload it to the app and you can add different kinds of grass and plants. Arrange things how you want them and you can begin to get an idea of how you want your yard to look. When you have something set how you like it, share it by message or email and write down the plant names and start getting to work.

Pros:

  • Upload photo of your yard
  • Find various plants to add to it
  • Share your finished product

Cons:

  • Can be hard to navigate
  • Doesn’t have every plant
  • A big hard to size the plant images

Download for iPhone here.


5. Garden Time Planner

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Create a garden, add the plants you have planted or want to plant and let the app help you with the rest. it will give you a check list for how to care for each plant and you can check tasks off as you complete them. Also get general information on certain vegetables, flowers and herbs. You can add as many gardens as you want, and Garden Time Planner will make different lists for each so you are always on top of everything. Check the weather to see when you need to water everything.

Pros:

  • Keep track of multiple gardens
  • Get information on varied plots
  • Check off lists of tasks

Cons:

  • Can be hard to navigate
  • Have to log in to use
  • Can’t find specific kinds of plants

Download for iPhone here.


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