Mobile devices are tailor made for landscape designing because they allow you to easily take photos of your garden or yard and really customize your landscape plans.
Many of them are also able to use Aritifical Intelligence (AI) and Virtual Reality (VR) technology in ways that desktop landscape software can’t.
Although there is some landscape design software on Mac that have companion mobile apps, there is an increasing number of landscape design apps designed specifically for iPads, iPhones and Android devices.
So we’ve looked at the best mobile landscaping apps for both professional and home owners.
The landscaping apps for iOS and Android featured here are ideal for home owners or hobbyists to play around with new ideas for their garden or yard.
But apps like iScape and Pro Landscape Home are also powerful enough to be used by professional contractors and landscape gardeners to cost projects for clients.
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Here then are the best landscape design apps for iPad, iPhone and Android of 2020.
Home Outside is an easy-to-use alternative to highly technical CAD-type design programs.
Home Outside is a tap-and-drag app with over 700 hand-drawn elements that homeowners and design professionals can use to create a simple property plan or garden layout.
You can upload your own photos, plot with the mapping tool and measure using the virtual ruler.
You can add layers and there’s even a seat counter if you’re planning a garden party or event with lots of guests.
iScape is easily the most powerful mobile landscape design app out there and is so good, that even professional landscaping contractors use it for their work.
iScape is amazing both for home owners that want to redesign their yard to professional landscape designers that need to render a project for clients.
iScape is free if your garden has less than 10 plants in it. Anything more than that requires a subscription ranging from $14.99 per month.
Houzz is the biggest home renovation design sites on the web and the Houzz mobile app is one of the most popular home and landscape design apps for phones and tablets on the market.
For interiors, Houzz has a huge selection of furnishings, accessories and lighting fixtures. For gardens and yards there’s an equally large selection of furniture, fittings and landscaping items that you can purchase directly with Apple Pay.
There’s also plenty of inspiration from the Houzz community of users can help develop your landscape plans with suggestions.
Houzz can also put you in touch with contractor, designer, or landscaper if you need professional help.
PRO Landscape Companion is a free companion app for PRO Landscape design software. Note that it’s only free if you have already purchased the desktop software.
It’s aimed mainly at professional landscapers and contractors that need a powerful landscaping tool to cost projects for clients.
PRO Landscape Companion works with the PRO Landscape desktop software and allows you to create landscape designs, proposals using your own prices.
The image library has over 18,000+ with plants by climate zone, hardscapes, water features, statuary, outdoor kitchens and fireplaces and more.
Planimeter is a very useful landscaping app that allows you to measures distances and land areas on maps.
This includes lawns, fences, paving or anything else visible on the satellite map.
Planimeter is especially useful for quickly measuring lot sizes and buildings but also for home users that need to estimate sizes of paving, asphalt, flat roofs and more.
You can also add markers to pinpoint locations and Planimeter supports both imperial and metric units.