#TurfTech 101: Apps to Maintain Your Best Lawn

In this day and age there are apps for everything, from social networks to shopping and even bacon-themed alarm clocks. So it makes sense that there are some fantastic lawn care apps out there as well! Whether you like getting your green thumb on or have others take care of your yard,  we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite #TurfTech apps. Have a favorite app that didn’t make the list? Share it with us on Facebook or Twitter!

A garden gloved hand manually pulls a weed from the grass with the help of a weed pulling tool.

Productivity Apps

Turfgrass Weeds

  • Platform: Android, iOS
  • Curious as to what the funky looking weed you are dutifully pulling every weekend is? Use the University of Georgia’s Turfgrass Weeds app to help you identify turfgrass weeds of all shapes and sizes! The app functions as a virtual flashcard deck, and was created as a study tool for turf students at the University of Georgia.

Tillers Turf Calculator

  • Platform: Android, iOS
  • Instead of guessing how much sod you need for your lawn, download Tillers Turf Calculator to determine the right amount of turf. This useful app calculates the amount of turf you need even if the area is an irregular shape!  You also have the choice of adding 5% for wastage.

Turfgrass Management

  • Platform: Android, iOS
  • Another great app from the folks in Athens at UGA, Turfgrass Management helps you not only identify weeds but also diseases and insects.  The app contains information on all cool and warm-season turf grasses, so you can determine which grass varieties are best for your location. Turfgrass Management also makes finding turf pest issues very intuitive.

Mowing The Lawn

Lawn Care Services Apps

LawnGuru

  • Platform: iOS
  • Referred to by some as “the Uber of lawn care,” LawnGuru allows users to connect with lawn care professionals and order services on demand. Users can see a satellite image of their home, trace the area to be treated, receive a price based on measurement of the space, and then schedule work!

Plowz & Mowz

  • Platform: Android, iOS
  • Snow Plowing and Lawn Mowing On Demand: Home owners can now outsource their home chores to Plowz and Mowz. This app offers on-demand snow plowing, lawn mowing and leaf removal service— anytime, anywhere. Plowz & Mowz is now available in more than 30 cities across the U.S.

LawnStarter

  • Platform: Android, iOS
  • After downloading the LawnStarter app, users can easily enter their address and immediately get pricing on basic services, such as lawn maintenance, aeration, landscaping and fertilization. Touting their top-notch customer service, LawnStarter says it even removes contractors from their system if they don’t maintain a 4.3/5 customer experience rating.