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Free tool to sketch out landscape plan?

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#1 tobemommy

Posted 15 October 2019 - 08:08 PM

Hey mums

We are planning to re-do our our backyard and wanted to try planning it out by doing a rough sketch before engaging landscapers. Has anyone used any tool or an app which sort of helps do the layout and bit of planning ?

Also anyone has any recommended person/business who can help us with the landscape work (and reasonably priced) in Sydney (north shore) ?

Thanks !

#2 Mister Mum

Posted 16 October 2019 - 06:45 AM

draw.io is a free diagramming program that I use for all kinds of things.  Flowcharts, UML diagrams, floor plans etc.

It's worth checking out, it may suit your needs.

#3 CallMeFeral

Posted 16 October 2019 - 08:49 AM

There was a free thing called roomsketcher but I can't recall if it did outsides as well

#4 tobemommy

Posted 16 October 2019 - 09:57 PM

Thanks will try these ones out !

#5 ~elle~

Posted 23 October 2019 - 04:24 PM


#6 WaitForMe

Posted 23 October 2019 - 05:25 PM

SketchUp is what I used, albeit a few years ago now. My sister, a drafter, recommended it.

However, when I got to hiring a landscaper, she just sketched it with pen and paper, and did a brilliant job. Probably depends a bit on size of garden though, she may have looked at our small space and decided she didn't need any more than that.

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