Can anyone recommend a good app for garden design? I've found loads that give ideas but nothing for doing my own design from scratch.
I'm afraid Eleleanor I find pencil and paper the best having looked at several apps and websites!
if you want your garden to look like the web designers ideas, go for an app.
Given the infinite number of people , infinite variety of garden sizes, styles, tastes, budgets I'd suggest you consult a qualified garden designer.
Are you still in the business Hosta?
tee hee Lyn, I'm not touting for work ,honest.
I'm just not part of the " everything has to come via an app" generation.
I know you're not, was just asking
i can draw the layout on the paper, then ....nothing.
Pencil and paper for me too - but it has to be to scale. The number of times you see people drawing something which contains a large tree or a big set of furniture only to find the area they've actually got is about four square feet
A few copies of the basic shape and then you can play about with shapes and ideas. It's still the best way I think.
I look online for ideas and then sit in the garden and visualise how I would like it to look, might take me a while to get it right in my head but I do in the end.
I used free trial period of smallblueprinter.com on my laptop to design my new garden layout. Download the free trial software only when you know you have sufficient time to sit down and use it, so you can complete the design before the free trial ends.
it is a lot easier to do a scale drawing on paper and draw things within it. its easier than using any computer app, its then a case of moving things around until you have the design you like. plant it out an dont be afraid that there is something not quite right, you can always move it in autumn or spring. to save costs use annual seeds to cover gaps as your garden matures.
I drew mine out to scale first, then transferred the info to the software.