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Landscape Design Software?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by AJ Lawnscapes, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. AJ Lawnscapes

    AJ Lawnscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    I know that the PRO Landscape Design Software is the best out there, but I can't afford to purchase it right now.

    I'm looking for a comparable, less expensive program. One that can do lighting, plants, etc. so that I can do some design for a customer.


  2. abloom

    abloom LawnSite Member
    from zone 7
    Messages: 14

    Landscape software: Before and after pics!!! Lets see what you can do.

    Search and read this post...... it may have some helpful info.
  3. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
    Messages: 5,407

    Try and find a used Pro landscape. Put a wanted ad in the sale forum. I bought my version 12 for $500.
  4. AJ Lawnscapes

    AJ Lawnscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    Thanks guys, I went and purchased Real Time Landscaping Pro3.

    Seems to fit the bill for now.

    Thanks again!

  5. KindGardeners

    KindGardeners LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    I just bought a Dell laptop to run the copy of v.13 I got in the Spring. I'll let you know how it's all working after I spend a little seat time with it.
  6. Venturewest

    Venturewest LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    Here is a little landscape makeover I did using Pro Landscape. I have version 10. I wasn't going for great design on this project...just trying to play with the features of the program.

    This is a house I built, and had nothing but dirt around it. Let me know what you think.

    Don't mind the floating bench!! I didn't notice that.

  7. elite lawns

    elite lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 363

    $1400 is alot of cash is there any other software you guy use let dose the same thing
  8. AJ Lawnscapes

    AJ Lawnscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    RealTime Landscape Pro 3 -- very good program.
  9. Venturewest

    Venturewest LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    I have Version 10 for sale for $450. That is what I paid. As you can see in my last post it works pretty well. I just do not have time to learn it well, and I still like hand drawing.
  10. Dreams To Designs

    Dreams To Designs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,406

    V10 sounds like a great deal, and when you start to make money with it, you can upgrade to the current V13. It does take time to learn and master, but if design is a large part of your business, it is well worth the money and time. You wouldn't use homeowner tools to perform professional services, don't expect homeowner software to impress your clients. Go with Pro Landscape to give your designs the professional appearance and presentation, just like your professional installations. And most importantly, don't forget to charge for your design services, whether in the cost of the installation or as a separate item. Your time and skills are valuable, get paid for everything you do!


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