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Earth- and environment friendly apps

For those of you who aren't aware, April 22 is Earth Day - and there's no better time to show your support for the planet that we so often take for granted. In keeping with this year's theme - Trees for the Earth - we've rounded up some of the best apps out there to help you start planting. Now, with the UAE being the concrete jungle that it is, we know it's not always possible to tend to your own garden. But that doesn't mean you can't show off your green abilities with gorgeous pots around the house. They're good for the environment and super pretty to look at. Just download these apps and let your green thumb do the rest.


Janice Rodrigues

Published: Sun 24 Apr 2016, 6:06 PM

Last updated: Sun 24 Apr 2016, 8:41 PM

Garden Manager app

Garden Manager: Plant Alarm
What's the biggest problem you've faced when it comes to having plants around the house? For most people, it's usually remembering to water them everyday. That's where Garden Manager comes in - the app allows you to schedule dozens of alarms to remind you to do everything from watering your plants to fertilising them and spraying them with pesticide. The app is also great for those who want to keep a log of their potted garden. You can take pictures and make notes about your plants, then share your garden's progress on social media. It's basically everything you need, in one neat app.
Available on Android
Mother Earth News app
Mother Earth News
From the American magazine of the same name comes a handy app that encourages us all to live a more sustainable life. The app not only teaches us how to grow organic fruits and veggies, it has a wealth of knowledge on everything from DIY techniques to information on natural health, green building practices and even renewable energy. Just reading through it all will inspire you to be more environment-friendly.
Available on iOs, Android
Like That Garden app
LikeThat Garden
How often have you walked by a plant and wondered what it was? Well, with LikeThat Garden, you can leave all those doubts behind. Simply click a picture of the flower or plant in front of you, and the app will provide you with the name and a detailed description, along with helpful information for the curious. Once you get all the information you need, you can begin to visualise your own dream garden when you're home.
Available on iOs, Android

Gardening Toolkit
If you're just getting started, this one will help you out with the basics - starting from what to plant and where. The app is packed with useful features that keep track of what's in your garden and organises your notes in a handy to-do list format. You can even search through a photo-filled encyclopedia for information when you're deciding on what you want to plant. Of course, it also takes into account where you live and what season it is. Everything under the sun, to help you get started.
Available on iOs

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