May. 18, 2015 Multi-State Version of Rain Garden App Now Available

Now available for 13 different states

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!


With funding from the USDA NIFA Water program and help from our wonderful partners in other states, we have reconfigured the app 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. The full multi-state Android version will be available by July (currently only CT, DE, MD, NJ are included in the Android version). If you would like us to include information from your state, just email me and I’ll tell you what we need. (Please don’t email the whole list.)

More information about the app can be found here.