Here’s a sweet treat for all you green thumbs and plant lovers out there: your Android phone or tablet may be able to help you with your gardening and landscaping projects.  We’ve been on the lookout for the best Android apps that will help gardeners make the most out of their time, money, and resources in making sure those well-loved gardens and plots are tended and healthy.

Let these helpful apps do the work for you so you can sit back and enjoy watching your garden grow. Take your pick!


If you’re into growing vegetables, you’ll find Gardenate to be handy, practical, and useful. It provides you with all the information you need to get started on your own garden, with detailed growing information, tips and hints, and local planting information for the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, and the U.K. What’s better is that it lets you note down best plant varieties and successes and failures. The app will also alert you on predicted harvest dates so you’re on the ready!

Garden Guide

This is the one-stop app for everything you’ll ever need, courtesy of America’s leading magazine on organic gardening.

Expert advice on pest control, recommended varieties and boosting yields is available under the Crops and Techniques section. More information can be had through the Resources tab, which provides access to more gardening books and products. You’ll have access to a host of news updates through Mother Earth news, plus wonderful illustrations that will make browsing a more enjoyable experience.

Master Gardener Pocket Guide

You heard it right! It goes right into your pocket. Learn over 400 gardening and horticulture terms and concepts through quizzes, flash cards, and dictionaries. It’s perfect for the beginner who’s trying to get started or the expert who’s trying to brush up on knowledge.

A neat feature allows you to record incorrect answers through email , to text message a question to a friend, and to post your quiz scores for a global rank. How’s that for reinforcing learning, while making it tons more fun?

Landscape and Garden Calculators

Whether you’re a landscaper, a hobbyist, or a DIY guru, you’ll find that you’ll never have to worry about calculations again when you’re out on the yard. With just a few keystrokes, this app will make it easy for you to plan your plot sizes, fences, ponds, and pretty much any other arrangement you’ll need to spruce up your garden or lawn.

Measurements are available in the metric or English system. Need to keep records? It’s simple. Just email or text your data right from the app, or copy them to the clipboard. Plus, your GPS can help you calculate the distance between two points in just an instant—how’s that for precision measurement?


Which gardener does not want to keep a journal of all his/her plants and plots, for better tracking and management? Or, just to keep an album of one’s garden to show off to friends? Finally, here’s an app that lets you do just that.

Gardener combines task logging functionality and photo album generation so that you can keep track of the work done, as well as keep pictures and details of your precious greens and blooms. The timeline feature allows you to see the progress of your crops, as well as help you plan and prepare for future tasks such as pruning, fertilizing, even watering, by issuing reminders on due dates.

What Android apps help you tend and grow your garden?

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