Landscaping App Garden and Landscape Designs vs Landscape Designs Ideas vs Patio Design Ideas ... and 9 more

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Finding the best landscaping app is quite the challenge because it ultimately depends on what your objectives are.

Are you redesigning your backyard?

Are you involved with maintaining various properties professionally?

It comes down to what your intentions are, so we've compiled a variety of landscaping apps to help narrow down your search.

Some of the apps below have a free version with paid options available. We encourage you to test out any free versions (when applicable) before making any purchases.

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Method 1: Garden and Landscape Designs

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Garden and Landscape Designs by Andreea Jones for iOS is a stunning collection of property and backyard landscape pictures.

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Users can directly model the designs throughout the app or use them as a starting point for inspiration.

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    1. High quality images that show plenty of detail.
    2. Quick search with various filters.
    3. View pictures in slideshow view.
    4. Functional while offline.
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    1. $4.99
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    1. Garden and Landscape Designs can be downloaded from iTunes.
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Method 2: Landscape Designs Ideas

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Landscape Designs Ideas by Codero Apps is another images-based app for Android that provides users with a nice variety of designs.

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The app categorizes its images into some of the following categories; contemporary, tropical, modern, mid century, craftsmen and more.

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    1. Easy to navigate user interface.
    2. Save images to your device's sd storage.
    3. Quickly share any images with friends and family.
    4. Fast loading app.
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    1. Free version.
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    1. Landscape Designs Ideas can be downloaded from Google Play.
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Method 3: Patio Design Ideas

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Patio Design Ideas by Supreme Droids presents users with an excellent selection of different patio furniture and accessories to browse through.

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With a straightforward and fluid gallery mode, users can scroll through multiple designs quickly and efficiently.

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    1. 100+ images of various patio layouts and designs.
    2. View multiple types of designs; stone/masonry, fireplaces, front/back yard, modern, simple, etc.
    3. 100% Free.
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    1. Free version.
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    1. Patio Design Ideas can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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Method 4: Harvest Landscape Calculator

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Harvest Landscape Calculator is a mobile-optimized materials calculator that helps users figure out how much soil, mulch or stone they need for a project.

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Keep the plants and vegetation residing within your landscape healthy and nourished, by providing the appropriate amount of supporting materials.

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    1. Displays fill calculations for various hanging baskets and pots/planters.
    2. Get tips on adding compost to plants and flower beds.
    3. 150+ garden related quotes for additional motivation and inspiration.
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    1. Free version.
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    1. Harvest Landscape Calculator can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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Method 5: Home Design 3D Outdoor and Garden

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Home Design 3D Outdoor and Garden is a popular landscaping and outdoor design app that lets users create stunning layouts with no previous experience.

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With 20 million downloads worldwide, Home Design 3D is one of the preferred mobile applications among homeowners and professionals.

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    1. Drag and drop items around your design.
    2. 100+ items to use throughout your designs.
    3. Create your landscaping layout based on your property's dimensions.
    4. Render designs in 3D.
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    1. Free version.
    2. $4.99 upgrade available.
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    1. The Home Design 3D Outdoor and Garden app can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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Method 6: Dirr's Tree and Shrub Finder

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Dirr's Tree and Shrub Finder is based off the popular manual, titled; The Manual of Woody Landscape Plants.

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Covering 1670 different species of plants and 7800 cultivars, Dirr's Tree and Shrub Finder for iOS is the ideal digital pocket manual, for the gardening and landscaping enthusiasts and professionals.

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    1. 7600+ high resolution photos.
    2. Advanced search with 72 criterion.
    3. Organize by scientific terminology.
    4. Supports 9400+ plants.
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    1. $14.99
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    1. Dirr's Tree and Shrub Finder can be downloaded from iTunes.
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Method 7: iScape

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iScape is a great garden and landscaping, visualization and design app that comes preloaded with a massive database of objects and features.

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Useful for both DIYers and professionals, iScape helps users see their vision rendered in high quality before they begin breaking ground and planting things.

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    1. Users can take background pictures with their camera or upload via the device's folders.
    2. Choose from a wide variety of; trees, flowers, planters, water features, shrubs and more.
    3. Intuitive user-interface with easy access to objects preferences and settings.
    4. Great for clients to show landscaping crews exactly what they want their yard to look like.
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    1. $4.99
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    1. iScape can be downloaded from iTunes.
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Method 8: Landscaper's Companion - Plant & Gardening Guide

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As the number one plant reference guide, Landscaper's Companion provides information on practically all trees, shrubs, annuals, and perennials.

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With advanced searching options, users can quickly pull up a variety of information on any plant, right from their iPhone or iPad.

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    1. Over 26,000 plants with 17 different categories.
    2. Get information such as; blossom timing, color, water, sun exposure and more.
    3. 21,000+ high-quality images collected from over the web.
    4. Easily keep a list of all your favorite plants and share via email.
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    1. $9.99
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    1. Landscaper's Companion can be downloaded from iTunes.
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Method 9: Backyard and Garden Design Ideas

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Backyard and Garden Design Ideas is one of Australia's most popular digital magazines that comes packed with a plethora of practical garden design and maintenance tips.

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With this handy little mobile app, users can stay on top of what's happening in the world of gardening and backyard remodeling, right from their iPhone or iPad.

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    1. Users get to see all the latest and trend-setting designs and garden layouts.
    2. Some of the topics covered; planning a backyard renovation, designing, plant and flower watering, outdoor lighting, pool layouts and more.
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    1. Paid subscription based.
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    1. Backyard and Garden Design Ideas can be downloaded from iTunes.
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Method 10: My Lawn from Scotts

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Lawn and grass maintenance is a huge part of landscaping, and My Lawn from Scotts is the perfect mobile tool to help create a practical lawn care system.

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With its multiple features and options, My Lawn from Scotts is a great tool for anyone in charge of any groundskeeping, maintenance, and care.

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    1. Create multiple lawn care programs at a time.
    2. Set custom reminders for and track watering sessions.
    3. Track when seeds are planted and the germination progress and success.
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Method 11: Panorama 360 Camera plus VR video

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Being able to properly photograph a yard, both before and after a landscaping project or renovation is incredibly important.

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As the number one app for capturing and sharing panoramic shots, Panorama 360 Camera + VR video is perfect for shooting those before and after photos.

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    1. Images can be viewed in 3D/2D.
    2. Photos auto-store to the device's SD card.
    3. HD options available.
    4. Share panoramic shots on social media sites.
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    1. Free version.
    2. In-app purchases ranging from $0.99 - $100.00 per item.
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    1. The Panorama 360 Camera app can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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Method 12: GreenPal

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GreenPal for iOS and Android is a mobile tool that connects users with lawn care professionals in the St Petersburg, Tampa, Nashville, and Atlanta metro areas.

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No need to fumble around looking for a landscaping crew, with GreenPal you can have multiple quotes ready within the same day.

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    1. All local service providers are rated.
    2. Easily schedule additional or follow-up sessions right from the app.
    3. Completely free.
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    1. GreenPal can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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Whether you're a homeowner looking to spruce up your yard, or a seasoned professional, having access to a variety of useful mobile apps, specifically catered to landscaping and gardening, can be a huge advantage and convenience.

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