Garden planning software can be a valuable tool for anyone looking to design and create a beautiful outdoor space. By using planning software, gardeners and can create detailed plans and visualizations that bring their ideas to life.
There are a variety of garden planning software programs available on the market, with different features and price points. Popular options include:
Garden Planner Online: Garden Planner is an easy to use garden and landscaping design tool. Arrange plants, trees, buildings and objects using an easy to use 'drag and drop' interface. Use tools to quickly create paving, paths and fences, or use the vegetable bed tool to easily layout vegetable and herb gardens.
The Old Farmer's Almanac Garden Planner: Whether you want to create a square-foot garden for vegetables, a kitchen garden for herbs, or a beautiful flower garden, this software will help you find the best layout for your space. Easy to use!
Smart Gardener: An online vegetable garden planner for anyone who wants homegrown, healthy and tasty food to be part of their (busy) lifestyle.
Gro Veg Garden Planner: has many plants you won't find with other garden planning software. You can even have it send you emails to remind you when to plant your crops.
Garden Puzzle: Filter plants suitable for your needs, based on climate zone, soil and lighting conditions. Easily browse the database for plants with specific size or features. Search by common or botanical names. More sophisticated than most of the above, this planner really shines for landscape planning but works beautifully for vegetable gardening also.
Online Kitchen Garden Planner: This software is designed specifically for garden planning and includes features like pre-planned gardens to get a quick start. Choose from 26 options, including many designed just for elevated raised beds. To create your own garden, click Plan Your Own Garden. Just drag and drop crops to the planting grid and the planner fills in the number of plants with appropriate spacing included.
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