5 Free Garden Planning Apps to Help You Start Yours
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5 Free Garden Planning Apps to Help You Start Yours

Looking to create a lush and bountiful garden this spring but not sure where to start? Planning your garden can take some hard work — from planting to tending to your plants to regular watering.

But of course, it’s so worth it to be surrounded by fragrant flowers, ornamental plants, and the opportunity to grow your own food. And with the help of these garden planning apps, designing your ideal garden and caring for your plants is a lot easier.

Whether you are a beginner or a long-time gardener, here are five garden planning apps to help you organize and plan your garden. These apps feature various gardening tips, ways to organize your outdoor space, digital reminders, and much more. Try downloading one today!

1. Gardenize

gardenize garden planning app logo
Image credits: Gardenize via Apple Store

Developed in Sweden, Gardenize makes planning your garden a breeze! The app is a great planning tool for gardeners looking to optimize their outdoor space. Gardenize allows you to see an overview of your garden space, so you can better understand where to place your plants. A few other features include: keeping track of what plants you have, a timeline of when you planted, along with tips on plant care.

One of the many perks of the Gardenize app is the ability to set custom reminders for your garden. Users can create reminders for watering, fertilizing, pruning, and more. On top of this, you can access their plant database and gain further information on whatever plant you are growing. Also, users can upload photos into the app and create notes — so all your information is kept together for quick reference.

Gardenize also offers a pro version of the app which is free for the first 14 days. After the trial period, the pro version is $8.99 a month, or $44.99 a year.

Download from the Apple Store or Google Play Store.

2. RHS Grow Your Own 

RHS Grow Your Own app
Image credits: RHS Grow Your Own via Google Play Store

Another option to start your garden planning this spring is to try the Grow Your Own app, which was created by The Royal Horticultural Society. One of the main benefits of this free app is that users can customize it to their specific gardening skill level.

With the RHS Grow Your Own app, users have access to all kinds of gardening information. From how to grow different fruits and vegetables, when to sow seeds, harvesting tips, and much more. Users can also utilize the care calendar feature to create different reminders for their plants and garden. And if things don’t go as planned, the app has a feature that gives advice on common plant problems and diseases.

Download from the Apple Store or Google Play Store.

3. Planter: Garden Planner

Planter: Garden Planning app
Image credits: Planter: Garden Planning via Google Play Store

If you’re looking for help on how to arrange your plants in the garden, than look no further then the Planter: Garden Planner app. Create your digital garden by using their custom layout grid to properly space out plants and decide on a location. The app also has a growing calendar that advises you when to sow the seeds and transplant.

There are over 80 different fruits and vegetables included in the app, along with hundreds of different varieties of these plants. Planter: Garden Planner gives you all the information you need to grow and care for your plants. The best part is, it’s all accessible in one spot. Easily look up what you are growing to gain insight, learn about companion planting, or perhaps inspire you to plant something new in your garden!

Download from the Apple Store or Google Play Store.

4. Veggie Garden Planner

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Image credits: Veggie Garden Planner via Apple Store

Veggie Garden Planner is perfect for those looking to thoroughly plan out their garden. The app allows you to input the exact measurements of your outdoor space and digitally create your garden. Users are able to plan out their garden effortlessly by deciding beforehand where to place each plant and how to organize their space.

From there, the app also gives advice and guidance on what plants are good or bad to plant beside it. Other useful features include a digital calendar that shows you the best times to sow seeds, along with when to harvest your fruits and vegetables.

While Veggie Garden Planner is free to download and use, there is a small fee for some in-app features. These updated features include:

  • Unlocking All Veggie Varieties for $1.99
  • Unlocking Patch Plan Editor for $1.99
  • Unlimited Use Subscription for $3.49
  • Unlocking Everything $3.99

Download from the Apple Store or Google Play Store.

5. iScape: Landscape Design

iScape: Landscape Design app for garden planning
Image credits: iScape: Landscape Design via Apple Store

With iScape: Landscape Design, skip the professional landscaper and do it yourself instead! This app is ideal for those who are looking to completely re-design their outdoor space — from your veggie garden to your patio area. The app is considered one of the best for landscape design. It has been featured in Forbes, The New York Times, HGTV, and more.

Creating your own outdoor oasis is completely in your hands with iScape: Landscape Design! The app uses augmented reality to build your garden or patio designs. With the swipe of your finger, users can easily add plants, trees, or shrubs to your space and visualize how everything will look before you even start planting.

The app is free to download and use, but for a fee, you can upgrade to pro and access premium features for $29.99 a month, or $299.99 a year. Pro features include full access to all the app’s features and database, thousands of plants and hardscapes, the ability to upload your own photos, and a proposal tool.

Note: iScape it’s only available for iOS users as the app was designed by Apple specifically for iPads and iPhones.

Download from the Apple Store.

Start Planning Your Garden!

With guidance and tips from these five garden planning apps, get ready to start planning the garden of your dreams. Each app is a little different but they all have one important thing in common: to make garden planning fun and easy for everyone!

Have you tried using a garden planning app before? Leave a comment down below with your favorite one.