Technology has found it’s way to practically every nook and cranny of our lives, so why should the garden be any different? The weather is warming up and it’s time to start planning our gardens. I usually just do a patio herb garden, but this year I plan to expand the garden outdoors. Being a little out of my element when it comes to gardening, I am turning to gardening apps for a little guidance. A few years ago I might have driven to the library and lugged home a stack of gardening books, but instead I’ll be embracing technology and using some handy gardening apps.
Here are several gardening apps for Windows 8 and 8.1 users that seem rather useful:
Gardener’s Calendar (FREE)
Description: Gardener’s calendar provide the best way, to synchronize your garden care with the moon cycles. Moons gravity influence soil water and growth of the flowers and herbs. If you start to follow laws of the nature, you will see great results in growth and quality of your garden or indoor plants. This application will provide you information, when is the best day for planting, sowing, watering or mow the lawn.
Features include: Suggestions for the current day, weekly view, monthly calendar with lunar cycle, weather forecast based on your GPS location, and Gardening News via RSS feed.
Fine Gardening (FREE)
Description: Enjoy Fine Gardening – your go-to resource for ideas and information. Convenient digital delivery includes unique bonus features and enhancements: linkable and searchable content, slide shows, plans, new varieties, seasonal reports, and more.
Written for passionate gardeners, Fine Gardening provides inspired ideas backed by detailed instructions for creating healthy gardens, outdoor rooms, and beautiful landscapes suited to the region. Horticulturists, nurserymen, and designers share their expertise on plants, care, soil, eco-friendly pest control, propagation, design, and landscaping.
Garden Basics (FREE)
Description: You got questions – we got answers. Here you will find a list of the most frequently asked questions here at The Great Outdoors. This application can help you! All necessary information you need to know about gardening is here.
Garden Guardian (FREE)
Description: It provides information about Gardening of various plants and flowers.It provides tips and conditions in which various plants and flower can be grown like shrubs,vines,roses etc.
Gardening Guides (FREE)
Description: Learn how to garden from experts. With beginner guides to more advanced techniques. If you love to garden or simply looking to spruce up your backyard this app guide is for you.
There are so many great free apps to choose from! I think one of the most convenient things about using a gardening app is that you can easily bring the app outdoors on your Windows 8 phone or tablet. I’m looking forward to using some these apps to help my garden grow.
What are your favorite Windows 8 apps for Spring?
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