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Mobilewalla: Apps to help you in the garden


April 15. 2013 5:41PM

Whether or not spring has sprung in your neck of the woods, you still can start planning your summer garden with these helpful apps focused on growing flowers, vegetables and fruits and helping you design your landscaping.

For Apple

Fine Gardening (Free): Fine Gardening Magazine enlists designers, nurserymen and horticulturists to bring readers the best advice on how to plant and grow stylish gardens. (iPad only; the first issue is free, then it's $29.99 per year.) (Mobilewalla Score: 90/100)

Landscaper's Companion - Plant & Gardening Reference Guide ($4.99)*: A gardener's encyclopedia, featuring 26,000 plants for your garden. (Score: 83/100)

Eden Garden Designer ($1.99): Virtually design your landscape with this easy-to-use tool. (Score: 81/100)

50 Flowers to Attract Hummingbirds & Butterflies ($1.99)*: With this app's guidance, you can make your garden the favorite hangout of beautiful birds and butterflies. (Score: 69/100)

Garden Time Planner (Free)*: Plan your edible garden, and be alerted when it's time to plant, transplant or harvest. (Score 69/100)

For Android

Garden Guide (Free)*: Garden advice from Mother Earth News, featuring tips on organic landscaping. (Mobilewalla Score: 77/100)

Gardenate ($1.99)*: Plant vegetables and fruits at the perfect time with Gardenate's location-specific planting calendars. (Score: 77/100)

Garden Tender ($0.99): If you grow food in your garden, this app will track your yield and help you calculate your total costs. (Score: 71/100)

Vegetable Garden ($0.99)*: This app contains step-by-step guides to growing the top 52 common vegetables. (Score: 70/100)

Permaculture Magazine ($2.35)*: Permaculture Magazine focuses on organic gardening and sustainable agriculture (one issue with purchase; subscriptions or individual issues available at an additional cost). (Score: 69/100)

Apps with an asterisk* denote availability on Apple and Android.

Mobilewalla is a search and discovery engine using breakthrough technology to score every app to help consumers navigate the mobile application marketplace. Apps are scored using an algorithm that weighs several characteristics, including user ratings, position within category and staff recommendations. For more app intel, go to www.mobilewalla.com.


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