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    "Decent for home users ; not capable of heavy lifting"

    April 10, 2012  |   By jtellerelsberg


    Reasonably simple to use


    Can't quite do enough for more than basic landscape design


    This is a fine program for home users who want to fiddle around with landscaping ideas for their yards. However, it doesn't have enough bells and whistles to handle more serious efforts. For larger scale--up to and including professional--design efforts (larger scale either in terms of greater number of details within a small unit of land or in terms of larger area of land being designed), I recommend Realtime Landscape Architect.

    Updated on Apr 10, 2012

    One thing I forgot to mention is that this program was developed in Australia and assumes garden styles and plant species that are typical of that climate. For someone like myself in New England (USA), using it involves a bit of compromise and work-around for those reasons.

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