If you consult professional landscapers or architects for your landscape redesign, they may use pricier landscape design software. At $250, Realtime Landscaping Architect is well beyond the needs and budget of most homeowners, but it is worth understanding the tools that your landscaper is using. The professional software is similar to the less expensive packages, but it helps users quickly generate professional landscape plans, blueprints and CAD drawings to share with zoning officials, contractors and others.
Before starting a basic landscape redesign, play around with some free landscaping software. If you have a more serious project, buy the more advanced software and make detailed plans to help ensure success.