Landscape design is one of those areas where even the most experienced DIY homeowner can feel overwhelmed. You have to consider both landscape and hardscape elements and make sure to install plants that will thrive in your soil, sun, and water conditions. There is a lot to consider, but free landscape apps are taking some of the guesswork out and allowing homeowners to try their hand at design. Here are some of the best free landscape design apps worth trying out. 


With this free app, all you have to do is take a picture of your landscape and you can use the app to design directly onto the photo. It is designed to be user-friendly and allows novices and DIY homeowners to envision what would work in their yard. With the virtual pen, you can insert hardscape objects, garden beds, and try out all sorts of other landscape ideas before committing to a design.


While this app is more commonly known for its interior design features, it also comes with robust exterior decorating features. You can search through millions of photos for design inspiration and use the app to find local contractors to help with your projects. 

PRO Landscape Home

This app also works by allowing you to take photos of your own landscape and then add images of trees, flowers, shrubs, and other elements. It helps you get a feel for how the final product will look and you can easily move items around and resize them as you experiment with different looks.

VR Gardens – 3D Design Planner

With this app, you can actually take a virtual reality tour of your garden once you have finished designing it. VR Gardens is a great way for beginners to try their hand at landscape design.

There are also plenty of more advanced apps that come with a small price tag, but these are often made for professional designers and won’t be quite as user-friendly. The free versions offer plenty of features without becoming too complicated. For additional help with landscape design and installation, be sure to call the experts at JT’s Landscaping and Lawn Care.