Here's the secret. The capabilities of the powerful professional applications have become within reach.
Garden design software is really coming of age. It's affordable for most
these packages come with such powerful options that the beginning or casual
gardener as well as the seasoned gardening expert can create, tweak and optimize
their outdoor atmosphere.
Just think about it back in the old days if you sincerely wanted to design a great garden, you had to be an expert on different materials, plants, color schemes, blooming periods and ornaments.
It seemed that some talented people are so gifted that they not only have all this knowledge but could apply it in a snap. Now here is the kicker, you can too.
Here is what this is all about:
If you are like me it looks as if you will need to hire a professional or end up with some flowers, and ornaments that seem to have no consistency at all. Still that need not to be so, the secret is that the capabilities of gardening software took such a leap forward you can design almost anything.
Not many now about this but landscape professionals did this for years. Software was very expensive and beyond our reach. Their design gardens and green outdoor living spaces that we admire so much came into being with the aid of these software packages. Packages that until now were far beyond our reach. Due to the advancing technology however you can do it also.
Just think about it, use the build-in plant database to design the perfect follow up in blooming periods. Pick the best spots for each plant with the environmental tools. Place your patio as part of the whole outdoor living space. Make a few different plans and see the results in 3D graphics.
Inspect the result from all angles. See what effect a pond next to the patio will have, add sound to make it even more real. And then the best part, simulate!!
Now this is really cool, see your virtual garden grow throughout the seasons. See the landscape change from winter into spring, spring into summer and add items from your database to optimize the result.
This is not a gadget for geeks anymore. You can do it, if you have mastered Word, know how to use email you are expert enough to get this under your belt in an afternoon. What an opportunity to live in this day and age that make it possible to use your love for the outdoors, and design something beautiful that only needs a minimum of maintenance.
Your Patio and Garden become the environment to relax and let the tensions of everyday life flow out of your system.
The ironical part is that if you use your garden that way, the relaxation will be the source of a much smoother life. You will function better and become even less stressed.
Garden Design Software has become an one of the basic gardening tools.