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How Landscape Designers Use Software to Design Your Yard

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 17 March , 2021

For a profession that’s focused on the outdoors, it may be surprising that landscape designers rely on technology each and every day to make their landscaping dreams come true.

But sketching an idea out on paper can only get you so far. Everyone involved in a landscape architecture project, from the client to the designer, could benefit from a 3D visual of how the outdoor space is going to be transformed. This is done through software. Luckily for landscaping professionals, there are a lot of impressive programs out there that help us create an incredible view of what your yard is going to look like.

Here are a few of the ways landscape designers use and benefit from landscaping software.

Check Everything Ahead of Time

Landscape design software helps the professionals visualize what everything is going to look like once it’s built in the real world. They can create a virtual rendering of the space they’re working with and check ahead of time that all the plants and other ideas are going to work within that space. It has the ability to not only map out what it’s going to look like, but include measurements to ensure everything is true to size. It’s very similar to laying out a blueprint before beginning construction on a new home.

Address Problems Before They Arise

If a client wants something particular in a space, or there are a few requirements that the landscape designer has to work within, having a virtual rendering of the space allows them to address problems beforehand.

Perhaps the fountain that the client really wants is too large for space, or you’re unable to work around the tree that sits in the middle of the yard. It’s better to realize these problems before you break ground! Having landscape design software makes that possible.

Make Sure the Client is Happy

By setting everything up virtually via software ahead of time, you will be able to show the client exactly how it’s going to look when the project is complete. Landscape designers can get everyone on the same page, ensuring that those involved in the project know what to expect. Managing client expectations is huge in terms of customer satisfaction. All the landscape designer needs to do is follow through on all their promises!

Create Multiple Options

With landscaping software, designers can see all of your options ahead of time. If the client is unsure what they want, exactly, the software allows the landscaping company to create a few options. They can infuse different colors, introduce unique plants, and throw in some other design elements for the client to choose from. By creating multiple options on the landscape design software, a professional can help you predict costs and play around with ideas of what will work or not.

As you can see, landscape design software is an integral part of the industry. It has numerous benefits not only for the company doing the work, but the client themselves. This software comes in all different versions, from free apps for DIY enthusiasts to state-of-the-art software for professionals. Personally, we recommend LandFX.

Juniper Landscape Company is a provider of professional landscaping services in San Diego, we strive to make San Diego a beautiful place by doing business with integrity and creativity.


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