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Bug & Weed Identifier by Spectracide® on the App Store on iTunes

United Industries


The Bug & Weed Identifier by Spectracide® is the premier tool for solving your weed and bug problems. The Bug & Weed Identifier helps you identify the pests in your lawn, garden and home, like spiders or dandelions, and pinpoints the best solution for controlling them. Use the four dashboard tools to rid your space of unwelcome guests:

• Pest Guidebook tells you how to identify the bugs & weeds in your lawn, garden or home.
• Capture & Compare lets you snap pest images then place them side by side with those in the pest guide or email an expert for help.
• Locate a Retailer finds the Spectracide retailer nearest you.
• UPC Scan & Learn provides product information and helpful how-to videos.

People are calling this innovative app “very cool!” 5 stars

“This app is very informative & has some cool features. I like being able to take a photo & email Spectracide to find out what it is.” – User Review

Fertilizer Calculator on the App Store on iTunes

Linda Cobb


Have you ever noticed something odd on a plant and wondered what caused its leaves to curl?

Or why the leaf turned yellow while the veins stayed green?

Me too.

So I took decades of gardening experience and did some digging into plant nutrition and compiled all that I learned into a handy pocket calculator for your iOS device.

- Calculate how many pounds or kilograms of nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus are in a bag of fertilizer
- Calculate how many square feet or square meters a bag of fertilizer will cover in your garden or on your lawn
- Easily calculate the rate to convert on hand fertilizer to a different strength
- Learn what the different plant nutrients do for your plants
- Learn what plant symptoms relate to which plant nutrient
- Keep a record of dates fertilized
- Backup your data by email
- Keep short notes on fertilizer dates
- The best lawn and garden tips I've learned in decades of gardening appear on the info page

- US and Metric units
- Universal app, runs natively on your iPhone, iPod, or iPad
- iCloud enabled, store your data local or in the iCloud
- Sync your data across the iCloud

BeeSmart Pollinator Gardener on the App Store on iTunes

Pollinator Partnership


Plant a garden that butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees will love as much as you!

The BeeSmart™ Pollinator Gardener is your comprehensive guide to selecting plants for pollinators specific to your area. Never get caught wondering what plants to buy again!

With the BeeSmart™ Pollinator Gardener’s easy user interface, browse through a database of nearly 1,000 native plants. Filter your plants by what pollinators you want to attract, light and soil requirements, bloom color, and plant type.

This is an excellent plant reference to attract bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, beetles, bats, and other pollinators to the garden, farm, school and every landscape.

Features include:
• Nearly 1,000 pollinator friendly plants native to the United States.
• Customizable plant lists based on your preferences including pollinator type, flower color, soil type, sunlight and plant type.
• Regionally specific plant lists based on the geographical and ecological attributes of your location (your ecoregion) just by entering your zip code!
• A wide variety of perennials, annuals, trees, shrubs, and vines to browse.
• An easy to use search option for querying on common or botanical plant names.
• Colorful plant images.
• Star your favorite plants to make smaller, customized lists.
• Once you’ve created your customized plant list, simply bring it to a nursery or garden center – never forget what to buy or plant again!

BeeSmart™ Pollinator Gardener app is brought to you by the nonprofit organization, the Pollinator Partnership.

The Pollinator Partnership is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization-- the largest organization in the world dedicated exclusively to the protection and promotion of pollinators and their ecosystems. Birds, bats, bees, butterflies, beetles, and other small mammals that pollinate plants are responsible for bringing us one out of every three bites of food. They also sustain our ecosystems and produce our natural resources by helping plants reproduce. Unfortunately they are in trouble. Some species have seen a 90% decline in their populations over the last decade. Without the actions of pollinators agricultural economies, our food supply, and surrounding landscapes would collapse.

Harvest Landscape Calculator

Harvest Power
Dig in. This app will nourish your landscape. The Landscape Calculator helps determine how much soil, mulch or stone is needed for your next gardening project. Simply enter the depth on the handy slider rule and add in the area and poof! It gives you guidelines on how much bagged or bulk products you will need.In addition this app shows handy fill conversions of soil into pots and hanging baskets. It also shares tips on how to apply compost to flower beds, gardens, lawns, turf surfaces, trees and shrubs, and overall topsoil maintenance. Finally, more than 150 garden-inspired quotes stir the budding soul in any season. Enjoy digging into this app, brought to you by your organics management company, Harvest Power.

Midwest Ornamental Grasses

University of Illinois Extension
Discover 20 stunning ornamental grasses to plant around your home and garden that thrive in the midwest US climate. This app takes you through selecting the perfect species to planting and how to care for the grass. Watch our video series with Greg Stack, U of I Extension horticulturist, to learn how to care for your ornamental grass and even upload your own ornamental grass success for others to see.Understanding Ornamental Grasses-Cool Season Grass-Warm Season Grass-Growth HabitsHow to Plant Ornamental GrassesCare and Maintenance-Fertilizer-Watering-Weed Control-Winter Protection and Spring CleanupGrasses include: Big Bluestem, Little Bluestem, Blue Fescue, Blue Lyme Grass, Feather Reed Grass, Plume Grass, Perennial Fountain Grass, Annual Fountain Grass, Japanese Silver Grass, Purple Moor Grass, Switchgrass, Japanese Forest Grass, Northern Sea Oats, Prairie Dropseed, Annual Quaking Grass, Rabbit's Tail Grass, Korean Feather Reed, Indian Grass, Autumn Moor Grass, Tufted Hair Grass, & Side Oats Grama

Harvest Landscape Calculator on the App Store on iTunes

Harvest Power, Inc.


Dig in. This app will nourish your world. The Landscape Calculator helps determine how much soil, mulch or stone is needed for your next gardening project. Simply enter the depth on the handy slider rule and add in the area and poof! It gives you guidelines on how much bagged or bulk products you will need.

In addition this app shows handy fill conversions of soil into pots and hanging baskets. It also shares tips on how to apply compost to flower beds, gardens, lawns, turf surfaces, trees and shrubs, and overall topsoil maintenance. Finally, more than 150 garden-inspired quotes stir the budding soul in any season. Enjoy digging into this app, brought to you by your organics management company, Harvest Power.

Grow Your Own on the App Store on iTunes

The Royal Horticultural Society


Fully updated in April 2014, this Grow Your Own iPhone app from the Royal Horticultural Society is designed to help you choose and grow fruit and vegetables - however much space or time you have.

This app is fully optimised for iPhone 5 and 4 users; iPhone 3 users may experience slightly slower performance.

You will be able to upgrade to the new version for free, and you can now share your garden to Facebook, record notes for each of your plants, and share your app across multiple devices, like iPad, with ease.

The base application is free and covers the 20 most popular varieties of fruit and veg - plus we've added an extra 19 vegetables for FREE. Within the application itself you can buy additional content bundles (for £1.99 each) of veg, fruit and herbs to extend the content of the app.

All functionality is available for free on the 39 fruit and veg profiles that come with the app.

This app is for less experienced or less confident gardeners but will be a valuable resource for all, providing you the ability to access in-depth horticultural advice from the UK’s leading gardening organisation, as well as timely reminders to manage your crops, while you are out and about in your garden with your iPhone.

The basic FREE app includes:

· tools to help you choose vegetables and fruit for your garden based on your level of expertise, and your available space and time

· access to expert RHS advice about your chosen fruit/veg with detailed growing, sowing and harvesting instructions as well as varieties that we recommend

· calendar function with alerts to remind you what to do and when based on your chosen fruit/veg in ‘My Garden’

· common problems you might encounter, with photos to help identify them, including pests and diseases and what to do about them

· record notes for each of your plants

· location-aware frost warnings to help you protect your plants

· location-aware watering reminders and drought alerts

· improved links to the RHS Shop online to buy quality RHS plants, seeds and equipment

· access to the RHS Grow Your Own Facebook page, to ask questions, advice and chat to fellow gardeners

· content covering 39 popular fruit and veg - the basic set of apple, blackcurrant, blueberry, cabbage, carrot, courgette, french bean, garlic, leek, lettuce, onion, pear, pepper, potato, radish, raspberry, runner bean, salad leaves, strawberry and tomato; plus we have now added aubergine, broccoli, celeriac, celery, chard, chicory, chilli pepper, Chinese broccoli, dried beans, fennel, fennel, globe artichoke, jerusalem artichoke, pak choi, rocket, shallot, soya beans, swede, sweet potato, turnip.

The £1.99 content bundles available include all the above functionality for the following plants:

Vegetables 1: asparagus, beetroot, broad bean, brussel sprouts, calabrese, cauliflour, chinese cabbage, cucumber, endive, kohlrabi, komatsuna, Lablab beans, mizuna, okra, parsnip, pea, pumpkin, salsify, spinach, sweetcorn

Fruit: apricot, blackberry, cherry, citrus, cranberry, fig, gooseberry, grape, kiwi, medlar, melon, mulberry, olive, peach, plum, quince, redcurrant, rhubarb, walnut, whitecurrant

Herbs: basil, bayleaf, chamomile, chervil, chives, coriander, dill, horseradish, lemongrass, marjoram, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, savory, sorrel, tarragon, thyme

If you have any feedback or suggestions for what you’d like to see in future, do get in touch at

The RHS is the UK’s leading horticultural charity, and this app is part of a wide ranging campaign or activities, publications and advice about Grow Your Own.

For more information, see

Landscape Alternatives

Everybody loves a beautiful garden. Gardeners love plants that are adaptable, tough, and fast-growing. It’s even better if that plant produces showy fruits that attract birds or is an annual that self seeds, so it doesn’t need to be replanted every year. Unfortunately, many of these plant traits desirable to gardeners can also increase the likelihood that a plant jumps the garden fence and invades natural areas.Invasive plants threaten our environment and economy. They pose an enormous threat to our native plants, animals, and ecosystems, and they cost the United States approximately $35 billion per year ( Although invasive plants are almost always not native to a region, it is important to note that most non-native species are not invasive. We use the following definitions.Native (indigenous): A species that was present in North American prior to European settlement or has arrived since through natural means of dispersal.Non-native (exotic, alien, introduced): A species that was brought to North America by humans, either deliberately or accidentally.Invasive: A non-native whose introduction does or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health (from Federal Executive Order 13112).People have introduced invasive species both accidentally and deliberately. This app focuses on plant species that are used ornamentally and have become invasive in at least part of the Midwest. Cultivars or hybrids produced from these species may or may not be invasive. In the few published cultivar evaluation studies, some cultivars prove to be more invasive than the parent species, others less or not invasive. We lack research about cultivar invasiveness for many of these species. When we have good evidence about a problematic or relatively benign cultivar, we list those specifically.Suggested alternatives include both native species and non-native species that currently show no signs of becoming invasive.

Plant Pictures - Plant Picture Guide for Gardeners and Landscapers on the App Store on iTunes

Stevenson Software, LLC


Quick, what does a Glossy Abelia look like? Or a Frikart Aster? How about a Norway Maple?

Do yourself a favor and get Plant Pictures. Using our powerful plant database of over 26,000 plant names and the power of Google Images, Plant Pictures is the quickest and easiest way to find pictures of plants.

Plant pictures is perfect for gardeners or landscapers that are at the nursery or home improvement store looking at 1 quart containers of plants wondering what it'll look like in 3 years.

Or if you're a landscape contractor or designer trying to show the home owner what you're planting in their front yard.

Plant Pictures contains over 26,000 plants in the database. Each plant is searchable by scientific/botanical and common name. Only know part of a plant's name? No problem - start typing it in and the app will bring up relevant search results.

When you've found the plant name you're looking for, pull up a quick Google Images search and find hundreds of pictures for the plant.

After you've found the perfect plant, save it to your Favorite's list for quick retrieval.

Plant Pictures doesn't teach you how to garden, nor help you plant your garden, or find the perfect plant. But it does help you find what a plant looks like. It's simple and easy to use.

If you're looking for a more fully-featured gardening reference guide, check out our top-selling gardening app, Landscaper's Companion for iPhone and iPad.

Please note: internet access is required to view the plant images.

Garden Plants Database on the App Store on iTunes

Darren Gates


A glossary of common garden plants, herbs, shrubs, and grasses. Please note that this database lists plants mainly by their Latin taxonomy name, along with a description of the plant. Over 1000 common garden plants (USA-specific) are included in this dataset.

*** This app does not include images of the plants in question! ***

A subset of the overall feature list for this application includes:

- Advanced search for all plants. The top 100 terms are returned by the search engine. If you need a more finely-tuned search, simply add more terms into the search field.

- Add/edit/remove plants, and access terms you added using My Plants. If you find a plant that needs revision or clarification, you can edit it using your on-screen keypad.

- You can rate plants on a 5-star system. Once rated, the plant is much easier to access later since you can just tap on the "Top Rated" button in the "More" section at the bottom of the screen.

- Mark your favorite plants, and view them in the Favorites area. This is similar to the "Top Rated" feature, but with more direct access since the button is always-visible at the bottom of the screen.

- E-mail any real estate term to a friend, and CC or BCC it, too.

- Rename categories and add/remove categories. We've given you a starting point to help you categorize and organize your terms, but you can always add more, or change the default categorization. Also, you can put any term in up to 2 categories, if desired.

- "View All" plants for access to every item in the database. This can take a few seconds to load since there are a LOT of plants in this app.

- Use a simple "finger swipe" gesture to move from one term to another, or use the previous/next buttons. Navigating this plants database has never been easier!

- Insert a textual comment about the plant. For example, you may want to keep track of where you last heard the plant, or some notes about the context in which the plant should be used.

- The history feature keeps a log of what you've seen, so you can always go back to re-read about that term you remembered from days ago.

- A Settings screen allows you to change the relative font sizes and the size of the history table.

UPGRADES ARE FREE for apps created by Darren Gates


The content contained in this app comes from a variety of public domain sources, including US government websites, Wikipedia Commons, public universities, and public domain archives. To the best of our knowledge, the images used in this app can be used in commercial products without license restriction.