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Landscaper's Companion for iPad app review: no need to call in the professionals just yet



Not everyone has a giant budget for their landscaping projects but that doesn't mean you wouldn't enjoy some beautiful and scenic landscaping. The Landscaper's Companion for iPad app makes it possible to create a gorgeous look in your garden and yard. This app is a reference guide to perennials, annuals, shrubs, and trees. There are more than 21,000 photos in the app that show off the over 26,000 plants outlined. This app can help you take that vision that’s in your head and make it a reality.

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Landscaper's Companion for iPad - Plant & Gardening Reference Guide


You Take the Reigns

With the Landscaper's Companion for iPad app you'll be able to take the reigns and layout the perfect outdoor space for your wants and needs. You may be an experienced gardener or creating your very first garden it really doesn't matter. This reference guide is divided into 17 different categories of plants that are found in North America, Australia, and the United Kingdom. There are more than 21,000 photos that accompany the information so you’ll get a really good sense of the plant you are researching. It's a perfect place to start if you are creating a brand new garden or perhaps you have an existing one that needs more interest added to it.

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Not all content is included in the download price there are some in-app purchases that range from $4.99 to $49.99, which feels pretty steep. The app has a respectable three out of five stars but that clearly leaves room for improvement. There are some free content updates here and there but it's not on a regular basis.

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An In-Depth Look

The focus is all on the content with the Landscaper's Companion for iPad app. As mentioned the plants are divided into 17 different categories which include shrubs, herbs, bulbs, house plants, ferns, vegetables/fruits/berries, ornamental grasses, annuals, perennials, roses, and a whole bunch more. The information you'll be able to read up on includes growth rate, water usage, bloom times, sun exposure, the USDA zone, its mature width and height, and deer resistance. You can add varieties to your own favorites list and email the information.

If you are looking for something in particular you can search by its scientific name, common name, bloom time, water requirements, sun exposure, and more. This allows you to find the ideal specimens for your climate and needs. If you want a more customized approach you'll need to make the in-app purchases so you can add photos of your plants, keep a list of your plants, make project lists, and notes.

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Landscaper's Companion for iPad - Plant & Gardening Reference Guide


Pros and Cons


  • Covers plants found in Australia, the United Kingdom, and North America
  • Perform a variety of different types of searches
  • Keep a list of favorite plants
  • There are more than 21,000 photos
  • Each plant features in-depth information


  • To make use of the full potential of the app you’ll need to make in-app purchases
  • You may find the content isn’t quite deep enough

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Final Words

The Landscaper’s Companion for iPad app offers users a place to start when creating or adding to their existing garden. The app has a number of user-friendly tools but could do with a more content and features.

Landscaper's Companion for iPad - Plant & Gardening Reference Guide

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