Not exactly, but there are apps available to help you do it. The newest — and, we believe, the most exciting — is (drumroll):
Rick’s Fence Materials Calculator. Now available for free from the iTunes store, this iPhone app is the first of its kind to help users determine what materials they’ll need to build a fence. Just plug in the dimensions of your yard, choose your fence style, and receive a comprehensive list of fencing materials you’ll need for your project. Plus, with the touch of a button, the app will send the details to your local Rick’s store for a fast and easy price estimate.
(Or, if you don’t have a smartphone, you can visit our online fencing materials calculator.)
Below are four more smartphone apps that can help with your outdoor home improvement projects:
iHandy Carpenter. Lighten your toolbox with this digital multi-tool, which has five different uses: plumb bob, bubble level, surface level, ruler and protractor. $1.99
I.D. Wood. This app turns your iPhone into a pocket guide to lumber, with pictures and detailed specs for more than 160 cuts of wood. Once you’ve selected the lumber for your project, it also recommends cutting techniques and the right nails to use. $2.99
Eden Garden Designer. Once your new fence is built, plant some complementary landscaping around it with the help of this app. Snap a photo of the area, and select from a library of plant images to plan a new garden right on your photo. $.99
ColorSnap. Found a color you love while at the mall or walking around outside? Take a picture and use this Sherwin-Williams app to match it to one of 1,500 paint colors. This app also helps you create a custom color palette and offers complementary color suggestions. FREE
Find more home and garden smartphone apps.