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Old 01-19-2013, 04:53 AM
 
Location: Port St Lucie Florida
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I bought a house with extensive plantings and some is overgrown and some is in the wrong location and needs to be moved while others need to be removed perhaps. There is so much here I need to see it on a " clean sheet of paper" and move things around to see where they would look best. Is there software available to help with the task?
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:43 AM
 
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I bought a house with extensive plantings and some is overgrown and some is in the wrong location and needs to be moved while others need to be removed perhaps. There is so much here I need to see it on a " clean sheet of paper" and move things around to see where they would look best. Is there software available to help with the task?
My first and second home were like that. Existing but overgrown, poorly maintained or just plain wrong for its place landscaping. My last one was empty of anything. I'm not sure which is harder to work on physically but planning is a whole lot easier "on paper" when you have a blank slate. It sounds like you have some goods bones to the yard at least.


A few years ago there were some rudimentary packages out there for the homeowner that weren't a whole lot better than just using graph-paper and pencil. Many were pretty expensive and didn't work better than a cartoon image for showing how your garden and home might look. I haven't used it but there is one that recently has gotten good reviews: Realtime Landscaping PLUS 2013 - TopTenREVIEWS You may also want some input from a more local source in Florida to ID what you have and come up with a better plan for where you live. A good starting point would be this site: Florida Friendly Landscaping, Florida Plants, Florida Gardening, Lawn Care The page I linked to is the interactive portion for design decisions but they also have a database for Florida friendly and native plants you may want to look through.
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