Garden planning software programs, like the ones offered by Gro-O, Better Homes and Gardens, and Growing Interactive, are designed to optimize space and provide information on how to plant specific types of plants. The software may also offer features that promote healthy soil by saving information from previous years to ensure crops are rotated properly.
Garden planning software can be set to the specific type of garden desired. For instance, homeowners can opt to begin a square-foot garden then input the information into the planning software to determine how many plants can be grown in each square foot of space. Garden planning software can also provide specific information based on the growing zone of the homeowner, such as when to start seedlings and how to amend soil to suit the specific types of plants being grown. Some garden planning software companies also offer other services, including ready-to-plant gardens that are shipped to the home.