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Garden Design Software

Garden Design Software

You may not have the first clue how to make your garden look better, or even where to begin.  Design may not be your forte, but you still want your property to look good.  The simple solution to this is to grab some garden design software and you can see what your garden will look like before you even plant a single flower.  Before you log onto the internet looking for garden design software there are a couple of things you should know.

It won’t do the job for you

This is a common mistake that many people make, you can just plug in the dimensions of your garden and poof it comes up with the perfect garden.  Many software packages will have some done for you design ideas you will still need to understand some principals of design.  Without it you will have a hard time using the software in the manner you want.  Trials take the time first to learn the principals of landscape design first.  There are plenty of free tutorials out there on YouTube or some garden design websites.

Pros and Cons


You don’t need any artistic or drawing skills at all.  You can create a play for your garden complete with 3 dimensional views and you can make changes really easily if you don’t like a particular feature.


There is a learning curve, you will have to take the time to learn the software first before you can get to the good stuff.  You are also going to be limited to the amount of templates in the software.  The program is not going to design a garden for you, it is going to need your input.

Laying out the Plans

Ideally you want a rough draft of what you want on paper, it doesn’t have to be well done it isn’t going to be part of a presentation it is just for you.  Once you have something tangible that you like then you use the software so that you have a 3D model to look at.  Make sure that you take the measurement of your garden, you don’t want to create the perfect design and then find out your yard isn’t big enough.

All of your plants and features have to work together, when you change one aspect of your design it can affect the whole thing.  Your garden design is like putting together a jigsaw puzzle and all the pieces need to fit exactly right.