Saturday, November 21, 2015

Pros and Cons of Free Landscaping Software (part 1 of 2)

Why get landscaping software? The main reason is, this software helps you plan and make amazing gardens and landscapes and see how they will look like at different angles. You can incorporate your favorite plants and ornaments and you can see beforehand if they match your landscape design. Of course, creating fantastic landscapes shouldn’t be so expensive; that’s why there is free landscaping software for you.

Neophyte landscapers, who don’t have much money to spend for the planning of his dream garden, will surely benefit a lot from this freeware. However, just like anything else in this world, the free landscape software also has its advantages and disadvantages.


• It is free. This is, of course, the most important benefit you get from this computer software. It is copyrighted, but is given to selected users with no charge.

• It is functional. This freeware offers landscaping designs to help you make and visualize a particular landscape. Through computer graphics, you can make a 3d image of the yard or garden you want for your home and see how it will look like.  This software also allows you to place plants, rocks, trees or statues in your design. You can even move or transfer the things you put into the landscape design until you are completely satisfied with the plan you’ve made.

• It allows you to visualize your landscape design. The software has features that allow you to view the landscape design you’ve made from various angles including overhead. There are also some freeware with “aging” feature, which demonstrates the changes that will happen to your landscape design in years to come. Hence, you will anticipate potential problems in the design and you can alter or just eliminate the stuff that may give you headaches in the future.

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