Our Top Picks

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DynaSCAPE
  • Deployment: Windows, web-based, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: Email, phone
  • Customer database

DynaScape's landscape management software features a CAD-based design system that allows users to digitally color drafts with just a few clicks. With the Sketch3D add-on, users can transform 2D designs into 3D presentations that give customers a realistic impression of their garden or backyard. The software comes with a large library of premade 3D objects, including plants, textures, accessories, and water features. DynaScape Manage360 includes all the tools needed to keep jobs organized every step of the way, from initial site visit to proposal and invoicing. Job management tools let users schedule and route crews to where they're needed most.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Instructor-led training
  • QuickBooks integration
  • Bundling discount

Cons

  • Additional monthly fees
  • No native Mac support

Summary

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DynaSCAPE
  • Starting Price
    • $689 for Color
    • $2,095 for Design
    • $629 for Sketch 3D
    • $2,575 for Design + Color
    • $2,995 for Full Bundle
    • $2,515 for Design + Sketch3D
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Offers free demo
  • Deployment
    Windows, Web-Based, iPhone / iPad, Android
  • Support Options
    Email, Phone
  • Billing/Invoicing
    Yes
Features
  • Deployment: Windows, web-based, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: Email, phone
  • Customer database
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PRO Landscape
  • Deployment: Windows, web-based, Android
  • Customer service: Phone
  • Quotes/estimates

PRO Landscape design software features easy-to-use CAD tools, 3D rendering, and realistic lighting design for both night and day. Users can create drawings for customers within minutes using the drag-and-drop library of more than 18,000 landscaping elements. Hardscape tools enable designers to digitally remove existing landscaping and add new elements, such as ponds or retaining walls. The software includes templates for building professional bid and estimate presentations, plus the ability to create complete proposals from imaging designs with just one click. PRO Landscape comes with a free companion app that allows users to transfer designs between a computer and any mobile device.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • 60-day money back guarantee
  • Free lifetime tech support
  • Free companion app

Cons

  • No native Mac deployment
  • No integrations

Summary

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PRO Landscape
  • Starting Price
    • $1
    • 245
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Offers free demo
  • Deployment
    Windows, Web-Based, Android
  • Support Options
    Phone
  • Billing/Invoicing
    No
Features
  • Deployment: Windows, web-based, Android
  • Customer service: Phone
  • Quotes/estimates
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Punch! Landscape Deck & Patio 19
  • Deployment: Windows
  • Customer service: Email, phone
  • Reports

Punch! Landscape Deck & Patio can be used to plan and renovate an existing outdoor space or build a new one from the ground up. The software includes a QuickStart mode that enables beginners to craft their project using the drag-and-drop element library. The site planner tool automatically draws property lines based on coordinates and exports the lots into any landscape design. Users can search the database to find plants that suit their climate and other custom parameters, such as sunlight, soil, and water requirements. With the automatic growth function, landscapers can see how their plants will grow and change for up to the next 10 years.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • 30-day money back guarantee
  • Live customer service

Cons

  • No billing/invoice feature
  • No professional job management tools

Summary

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Punch! Landscape Deck & Patio 19
  • Starting Price
    • $39.99
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Offers free demo
  • Deployment
    Windows
  • Support Options
    Email, Phone
  • Billing/Invoicing
    No
Features
  • Deployment: Windows
  • Customer service: Email, phone
  • Reports
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RealTime Landscaping
  • Deployment: Windows
  • Customer service: Phone
  • Reports

Developed by Idea Spectrum, RealTime Landscaping includes a suite of powerful yet easy-to-use design tools for patios, yards, and other outdoor environments. The library includes 5,700 types of plants suitable for a variety of climates, plus more than 12,000 design elements, such as fencing, pathways, and lighting fixtures. Users can import a photo of a home and add elements to it or design from scratch in full 3D. The growth tool predicts how a plant will look for up to the next 20 years, allowing users to plan for changing shade levels and annual maintenance needs.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • No CAD experience required
  • 30-day money back guarantee

Cons

  • Windows only
  • No appointment scheduling

Summary

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RealTime Landscaping
  • Starting Price
    • $399.95
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Offers free trial
  • Deployment
    Windows
  • Support Options
    Phone
  • Billing/Invoicing
    Yes
Features
  • Deployment: Windows
  • Customer service: Phone
  • Reports
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VizTerra
  • Deployment: Windows
  • Customer service: Email, Phone
  • Reports

With VizTerra, designers can craft their project ideas in 2D, then turn them into realistic 3D presentations with a single click. Interactive tools allow users to add lush nature sounds, day-to-night transitions, and aerial views of a project. Video mode, which supports up to 8k resolution, enables designers to take viewers on a guided tour of their landscaping project. VizTerra includes a construction planning mode for marking measurements and other important details, such as water, gas, and sewer lines. The software automatically calculates estimated material costs and adds the information to build-ready construction plans.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • AutoCAD import/export supported
  • Real-time walkthroughs
  • Training classes

Cons

  • Windows only
  • No augmented reality support

Summary

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VizTerra
  • Starting Price
    • $97/user/month
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Offers free trial and demo
  • Deployment
    Windows
  • Support Options
    Email, Phone
  • Billing/Invoicing
    No
Features
  • Deployment: Windows
  • Customer service: Email, Phone
  • Reports

How We Chose the Best Landscape Design Software

Landscaping software comes with all the tools you need to craft beautiful outdoor living spaces. The best programs on the market bring your customer's vision to life with a drag-and-drop plant library, 3D video tours, and other powerful design capabilities. Our top selections are based on criteria that matter most to professional landscaping businesses.

Customer Management Features

Ideally, landscape software should allow business owners to keep track of vital data, such as customer instructions and project notes. We preferred software with appointment and job scheduling tools that help landscapers stay organized.

Financial Features

We selected software that comes with billing and invoicing functionality, as well as templates for professional-looking job proposals.

Reports

The most powerful programs include robust reporting features, such as a pricing estimator that updates project costs in real time.