A smart phone mobile application (app) has been created to assist landscapers, contractors and home owners in designing, installing, and maintaining rain gardens. It seeks to address water quality issues by taking advantage of the rapidly increasing use of mobile devices to access educational information and complement existing in-person educational efforts to address water quality issues. In addition to a series of tutorials, the app includes several interactive tools to help users size their garden, evaluate their soils, and select proper plants. The initial version of the app is focused on Connecticut, but a national version is planned.
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Dietz, M., & Dickson, D. (2013). Encouraging Rain Garden Installation with a Smart Phone App. The Journal of Extension, 51(2), Article 12. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol51/iss2/12