Can you recommend an easy-to-use garden design software program? I bought one program from Best Buy but 90% of it was on designing houses, decks, etc and only about 10% on gardens. It only gave shapes to put on a graph. I'm looking for a program that gives me the actual plants to place where I want them and shows me what it will look like. I bought an online program and it wouldn't work on my outdated computer because I don't have 3-D capability. Are there programs that I can use?
Thanks for writing! Unfortunately, I haven't tried out all of the programs on the market today (I do a lot of my garden designing by hand!) but the I've heard good things about Deck and Landscape Design package from Chief Architect.
You might also an internet search for "reviews of landscape design software" --- that will bring up a number of sites where you can see what opinions people have posted.
---Justin, Better Homes and Gardens