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Free Landscape Software Programs

March 15th, 2009 · No Comments

Looking for an easy-to-use computer program for landscape design but don’t want to empty your wallet for the latest garden plan programs? Then try one of these landscape software packages for free.


Smartdraw is a downloadable program that helps home landscapers plan and create their ideal garden. The program comes ready to go with thousands of graphics for landscape elements such as landscape plantings (flowers, trees, shrubs), groundcovers, brick patterns for patios and walkways, and even irrigation systems plans that that you simply drag-and-drop to create your drawing. The programs can also be used for
home and office design and includes graphics for lighting fixtures, furniture, security systems, kitchen and bathroom fixtures. You’ll also get tutorials, examples, free webspace to publish your plans as you consult with contractors or friends about your design plans.

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3D Landscape Software For Everyone

This easy-to-use 3D landscaping software give you hundreds of different plants (trees, hedges, flowers, etc.) to choose from and lets you change the size of objects like gazebos and pathways. You can add a sprinkler and lighting system, or if you’re really looking for a change, a swimming pool or tennis court. You can even use it to plan your holiday lights and decorations displays.

The software comes free with the e-book 197 Ways to Improve the
Curb Appeal of Any House
. Even if you’re not planning on selling anytime soon, these simple, low-cost, done-in-a-weekend curb appeal improvements will make you even prouder of the home you live in. And if you do decide to sell, these tips could increase the selling-price of your house by thousands.

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DesignWorkshop Lite

Build your own 3D walk-through models for landscaping, home design or any other kind of spatial design with this free cross-platform software.

Take a look at how others have used the software at

The basic version is free, but you can also get an expanded version is for $9.95USD

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3D Home and Garden

Limited time offer! Order the software on CD and pay only shipping and handling costs. From the site: “You’ll find 14 sample gardens inside. It also includes an extensive database of plant and garden objects including: trees, flowers, shrubs, climbers, grasses, cacti and garden accessories including gazebos, benches, pools and more!Over 200 images and clip art included, too!”

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Aeliom 1.1.2

While it may not be the easiest to learn, Aeliom 1.1.2 gives users the advantage of details that most landscape software overlooks, such as fog, sky conditions, 3D clouds with shadows, water reflections and waves — in addition to architectural elements — across more than 2 square kilometers. The site offers a tutorial and a support forum to help users with the software.
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