Google Landscape design software

August 5, 2019
Garden Landscaping Design Of

Exactly which design software package for landscape planning is best for your needs will come down to a number of factors, some of which are listed below:

  • Freeware.
  • Commercial.
  • Which Operating System platform you run.
  • How much time you're planning, willing to invest in learning the software - some of these packages are extremely powerful (and complex once you get below the surface of them).
  • Are you interested in a strong user community (eg User help/support).

Whatever package you decide to use, I can't recommend strongly enough that it be vector based.

My first recommendations are "simple" (and free) CAD/Drawing packages, that's not to say they're not powerful, just can be viewed as somewhat limited by (some) "professionals" in the design community:

Personally I would go with Google SketchUp, as it's:

  • Simple to use.
  • Large user community (eg Lots of freely available content, tutorials, support, etc).
  • 2D & 3D.

It's a difficult one to recommend, but for landscape planning I would probably have to go with AutoCAD Map 3D.


Landscaping Tips

Though your home is your castle, there is no necessity to surround it with a moat. Here are 5 tips that will help you to make your landscaping feel more warm, welcoming and cozy.

1. Put some flowers nearby your entrance. Flowers make any area look more welcoming and attractive, so greeting your guests with Petunia, Snapdragon, Lily-of-the-Nile or some other garden flowers is always a great thing to do. What is more, to add some space between your house and the entrance, you can consider adding a little white fence. It will create an illusion that your front yard is bigger than it actually is. What is more, adding fence will create a great space for planting flowers to add some color and coziness.

2. Add rambling vines to make your yard look absolutely lovely. You can not deny that rambling vines always create romantic and even magical atmosphere. So why not to use this tip while decorating your yard?

3. To hide the unattractive driveway, consider adding some color, texture, and height. You can easily do it by adding various sorts of flowers. To start, create an island of green lawn right in the hub of a drive. Then add a couple of low boxwood hedges with flowers toward the back of your island.

4. If you want your yard to blossom and flourish bust still do not have enough time to maintain it, consider planting low-fuss lilies. Such flowers look absolutely gorgeous and come in the variety of rainbow hues, so you can pick the one you love most. What is more, low-fuss lilies do not care about the sort of soil, they love the sun and welcome hot, they do not afraid of drought. In other words, Crinums is an ideal flower for all those who are looking for low-maintenance solutions.

5. The last tip also touches the low-maintenance aspect. To make your life easier, group plantings into beds and islands. This will help you to avoid mowing and trimming around each individual plant, save a lot of time and even money.

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