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Old 12-22-2010, 01:10 PM   #1
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We recently built a new house. I have a complete blank canvas for my landscaping and I am a little intimidated and wanted to use a software to help. I have seen ratings for "Realtime Landscaping Plus" but was wondering if anyone out there has used this product and if so was it helpful?

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Google sketchup is free and provides basic functionality for landscape design all in 3-d. Thousands of landscape design elements and tutorials are available free online.

Just an option I wanted to make you aware. I've never personally tried any other design software.

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Google sketchup is free and provides basic functionality for landscape design all in 3-d. Thousands of landscape design elements and tutorials are available free online.

Just an option I wanted to make you aware. I've never personally tried any other design software.
Yes, finally we have a DIYer making an informed, intelligent, and economically sensible recommendation in the Landscaping & Lawn Care forum.

I can appreciate your being excited about having a blank canvas, but I personally wouldn't spend a cent on software. I would ask an old-timer in the landscaping business for ideas, too, as they're happy to give advice and preliminary suggestions / planning for a negligible fee--if not for free.
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