So long, snow! It鈥檚 time to start our spring gardens. Lucky for us, we can give our green thumbs a whole lot of help with these garden apps and gadgets. Whether you鈥檙e looking to identify a specific variety, or just want to keep yourself on a watering schedule, we鈥檝e got something for you. Grab your gloves, tools and those super cute planters you packed away for winter, and let鈥檚 get messy and tech-y all at once.

Android Flower Checker

1. Flower Checker: We鈥檝e all been there: You鈥檙e on a walk and you spot the perfect flowers for your garden, only you don鈥檛 have a way to identify them. With this app, you can take a picture of your dream flowers and upload them to the app, and it鈥檒l do all the hard work for you.

Cost: $0.99 on Android

grow planter iphone

2. Grow Planner: Getting organized has never been so fun or green. Plan your awesome garden before you even go to pick up your plants. It鈥檒l calculate how many of a particular plant you can fit in your garden. As if that wasn鈥檛 enough, it鈥檒l also give you great tips about weather, soil and planting times.

Cost: $7.99 for iOS (iPad and iPhone)

house and garden for iphone

3. House +聽Garden: Running low on ideas? Get a fresh batch right to your phone with this beautifully styled House + Garden app. You get the full magazine on a month-by-month basis, so no more running down to the store or tearing pictures out of magazines. Now you can just take a screen shot and upload to Pinterest.

Cost: $5.99 per month on iOS

iPhone - Sprout it

4. Sprout It: Sprout It is the greatest app if you have no idea where to start. It鈥檒l tell you what the best plants are for your zone, when to plant and even when to harvest. Newbies, you鈥檝e totally got this gardening thing down.

Cost: Free on iOS

iphone and android home depot

5. Home Depot: You may know Home Depot as your friendly source for hardware goods, but their app can actually save you time, so you鈥檙e not wandering the aisles in search of help. Plan your garden shopping trip and make it as streamlined as possible with their app, and get the scoop on their sales. The only thing we like more than efficiency is a good deal.

Cost: Free on Android and iOS

like that garden iphone

6. Like That Garden: Similar to the Flower Checker for Android, this app helps you identify varieties of plants, plus it gives you the origin, ideal climate and information you need to grow the healthiest plant you possibly can.

Cost: Free on iOS

niwa indoor planter

7. Niwa: It鈥檚 not even out yet, but we are so excited about this. It鈥檚 an indoor greenhouse, so even if you don鈥檛 have a yard, you can grow all of your own vegetables indoors. As if that weren鈥檛 exciting enough, Niwa comes with a super impressive interactive app to make sure your veggies are getting exactly what they need out of their environment.

Cost: App free with purchase of Niwa, starting at $279


8. Infragram: If you want to get really knowledgable about your garden, get this infrared plant camera. It actually shows you the parts of your plant that are actively growing at any given moment. When you鈥檙e not in your garden, you can use this camera to decode what all of the infrared information means. If you have any junior scientists in your house, this is a very affordable DIY that will keep them busy in the outdoors for hours.

Cost: Starting at $10 on Kickstarter

9. Parrot: This garden tool assess what your plants鈥 needs are. Even if you have the blackest of black thumbs, there鈥檚 no way you can go wrong with this thing. It lets you know with an app whether your plant needs water, sunlight or fertilizer and even if the plant is getting too hot or too cold.

Cost: App free for Android and iOS with Parrot, $59

What鈥檚 your favorite garden tool? Let us know in the comments!