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Are you looking for a garden or landscaping app to prepare for your next outdoor yard project? Today, everyone with a smart phone or iPad is literally walking around with a miniature PC in their pocket; and with this application capability, the homeowner can take control over their yard landscaping quickly and conveniently. Want to know the name of that blossoming tree in your neighbor’s yard but don’t want to ask? No need to run back in the house to search on your computer.




Whether you are an aspiring landscape designer or a weekend gardener, there is a landscape app made for you! There are many applications and 3D software related to landscaping for the iPhone and iPad, but a few stand above the rest. Why waste your time and money on a somewhat lacking landscape app for the iPad when you can get the best?



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The most popular landscaping app for both the professional landscape contractor and the DIY landscaping homeowner is based on Michael A. Dirr’s substantive work, The Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture, Propagation and Uses. This massive volume, in print over 30 years, is an encyclopedia of woody landscape plants; how to identify them, their ornamental characteristics, propagation tips, culture requirements, and suggested uses. This reference has been touted for years as the definitive manual for professional and home landscaping, but also highly recommended to botanists and horticulturists. Now you can leave the 5.2 pound tree and plant reference book on your desk and just bring along a lightweight iPhone or iPad with the “Dirr’s Tree and Shrub Finder” landscape app for iPad.


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The conclusive reference book, The Manual of Woody Landscape Plants, offers thorough material on the woody trees and shrubs used in landscaping. In addition to each plant's physical description there is also an expansion of details regarding hardiness, growth rate, culture, diseases and insects, landscape value, cultivars, and propagation. With amazing success, the Dirr's landscape app complements this manual by covering 1670 species and 7800 cultivars, with 7600 high-quality plant images. The search function has 72 criteria including hardiness zones, water and light requirements, flowers, fruits, and fall colors.



The landscape mobile app has everything to help the home gardener discover a specific plant for landscape edging with little effort. In producing backyard landscaping ideas, knowledge of plants and the different effects that can be delivered with their placement is necessary for a successful long term outcome. It is important to select only plants that fit your growing region, to choose between perennials and annuals, and to recognize what trees are evergreen or fruit trees. The The Dirr’s Tree and Shrub Finder landscaping app features the most current and reliable information on woody landscape plants, making it a valued resource for both the DIY home gardener who wants basic information about plants and for the expert landscaper or  horticulturist who needs detailed information of a species. The Dirr’s Tree and Shrub Finder landscape app for iPad is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad and can be purchased through the Apple App Store.


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