Having a landscape design program in your computer allows you to see what you can do with your landscape with just a few clicks on a mouse, and no need to get your hands dirty. It also saves you money since you don’t need to hire the services of a professional landscape artist, and gives you the freedom to modify any plans you might want at your own ease and time.
Here are some benefits of having a landscape design program:
1. It allows you to see how your mental design would turn out, instead of guessing. This way you can prevent any mistakes you may have made in measurement, or planning colors. Landscape mistakes can cost a lot of money, so seeing them before you put them in place can also save a lot of money.
2. It allows you to express your creativity through garden plans without ever having to leave your seat, unless of course you decide the plan is suitable for your landscape and decide to buy materials and put the plan in place. If you have not changed your landscape design for a couple of years and think now might be appropriate, what other way to see what color schemes, plants, flowers and shapes might work best other than “seeing” it first hand in a program?
3. It is a good tool for amateur gardeners and professionals alike in providing successful designs. With the precision of using the exact measurements, and just entering them onto a software, you can easily see mistakes you may have made and can just as easily correct them by going with a more appropriate option.
4. You can easily mix or match from as little as 2 or as many as 10 changes in your landscape design and see how this will come out. Even if you do not plan to re-do your entire landscape, and want to see how a change in the shape of your walkway will affect the overall design, all you have to do is input the information and you can see it right away. Many people think their landscape design ideas look good mentally but do not realize mistakes and consequences until the plan has been laid out. Thus, a lot of money, time and energy have already gone to waste.