A great resource for rain garden fans: the University of Connecticut’s Rain Garden smartphone app is now a multi-state app. Plant, sizing, and soils information has been added for 13 states (so far).
Originally developed for CT with funding from CT Sea Grant, the Rain Garden mobile application walks a user through how to properly site, size, install, and maintain a rain garden. It includes a series of video tutorials, a google maps based sizing tool, NRCS soils data, a plant selector tool, and a personalized database to manage rain garden projects. It is available for both iOS and Android devices (just search for ‘Rain Garden” in your favorite app store). Oh, and its Free!
Now Available for Multiple States!
The app has now been reconfigured to allow for state specific information. Users can now search for rain garden plants native to (or at least well adapted to) their state, size their rain garden based on local standards, and view USDA soils data for their location.
The following states are currently included in the iOS (iPhone/iPad) version: CT, DE, GA, HI, MD, MA,MN, NJ, OH, PA, RI, SC, and VT.
More information about the app can be found here.