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Garden design is an important part of home design. The better your garden looks, the more welcoming your house is. There are many benefits of maintaining a garden like contributing in to the environment protection, having a good hobby, creating a healthy atmosphere for your home, and a good place to spend your leisure time. Nowadays more importance is given to the designing of gardens. Garden design includes the type of plantings, positioning of the plants, garden chairs and tables, umbrellas, the walkway, and so on.
Owing to the importance of garden design in home design, many professional agencies are coming up for the purpose. Also there is much software available in the market which actually let you design your garden. This software is more like a planner. It can be used to design your home garden, botanical gardens, or even city parks. You can use it by self without any professional assistance.
By using the garden design software, you can see how your garden will look in the different seasons and over a period of years. You can place the plants at different positions and choose the best look. The positioning of other items in the garden like the chairs, gazebos, statues, etc can be determined with this software. You can even try different colour combinations and choose the best one for your garden. If you already have a garden at home, you can see how to modify it to make it more beautiful and welcoming.
Certain garden design software also gives you tips on how to protect your garden and plants in it from the pests and plant diseases. There are plant encyclopaedia loaded in these products using which, you can choose the best plants for your home, location, and type of garden. Designing multi-level houses, bridges, patios, and fences with plants also is simple with the product. You can put your landscaping ideas in the product and see how it looks in your garden design.
Most garden designer software programs are 3D programs for the effective realization of the design. These programs have inbuilt plant objects, different material textures, and many other objects for garden purposes. Using the Photo Designer tool you can design your garden as you see in a digital photo. There are animated tutorials in the programs which help you to use the program effectively by self. The plant care tips can be seen as animated videos or as text files. The interfaces of these products will be user friendly.
Before you buy garden design software compare the available products. See the differences in the price, the usability, and the features available. If you are using the software to design your very small home garden, not many features may be required. You can choose a relatively less priced program with the required features. But if you are into landscaping business you might require advanced garden design software will all options.