I agree with Jwing. These are drafting tools just like paper and pencil. It will not "do" anything but what you tell it to do. That means that it is an extra step in the learing curve. That in itself is not a bad thing, but why add an extra step and expense for one planning job? The simplest way to move forward is to buy a pad of grid paper and a circle template. I'd recommend a grid paper of 8 lines per inch. You can call each grid 1' and you'll be working at a 1"=8' scale which works well for a typical suburan lot of roughly 100'x100'. A good circle template and pentel pencil are all you need. All you have to do is measure up your house and count out the grid and trace the lines to get it in your plan. Then measure the distance to the road and add that in. Draw in your driveway and your walks and patios leaving enough room for your planting beds. I think you'll find that this garage setup is going to be very awkward because it forces the driveway to be directly accross the front of the house (unless that picture is very deceiving). You are going to have to be able to back out the full length of the vehicle before you can start cutting the wheel. The rule of thumb is to use a length of twenty feet to the nearest edge of the driveway. Eleven feet is the standard width for a single width driveway approach. That means 31' of driveway going out from the garage door without a turnaround. That is not the most attractive front yard in my opinion. It looks like that driveway edge won't be far off of the face of the house which won't leave much room for planting. It also seems to be a bit of a safety issue because of the potential conflict between a car backing out of the garage and someone quickly walking out of the house (assuming that is the front door that is open behind the dumpster). Draw your plants in at the size that you intend to maintain them at (or mature growth if you are Kilil) and space them out accordingly. All of these things you'll have to do with or without software. The difference is that you'll also have to learn the software. Everyone seems to want to have side entrace garages so it is not the dominant feature of the house. But sometimes it is just not practical and you lose more aesthetics and function than you gain.