Landscape software for 10 acre planning

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Landscape software for 10 acre planning

Post by login_n.. » Thu, 29 Sep 1994 00:05:33



I seem to recall seeing someone post some pointers to finding software for
planning large plots of land. I have a 10 acre parcel which is partially
treed, and would like to redevelop it for wildlife - and wildflowers! Any
on-line or commercial software sources which list plant and tree varieties
and which also track growth would be appreciated. I do not have a CD-Rom...
This might be a problem? Thanks!

Stuart Hickox
Ottawa, Ontario

 
 
 

Landscape software for 10 acre planning

Post by Karen Fletch » Fri, 30 Sep 1994 06:47:09


: I seem to recall seeing someone post some pointers to finding software for
: planning large plots of land. I have a 10 acre parcel which is partially
: treed, and would like to redevelop it for wildlife - and wildflowers! Any
: on-line or commercial software sources which list plant and tree varieties
: and which also track growth would be appreciated. I do not have a CD-Rom...
: This might be a problem? Thanks!

For about $35 you can get LandDesigner for Windows from Green Thumb
software.  (Try Best Buy or mailorder from PC Connection).  Helped a
friend with a 5 acre lot - starting with a bare patch - and this came in
very handy for visualizing growth.  The database that comes with it is
also very handy - lets you pick according to your situation.

Before you start, though, a MUST READ is _Noah's Garden_, all about the
author's efforts to return her plot to nature and bring back the critters,
birds, and bees.  Fascinating read.


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Landscape software for 10 acre planning

Post by Dave Skinn » Sun, 02 Oct 1994 11:33:36


I just bought a copy of Garden Architect for Windows.  I think it
might cover your needs.  It was only $15 at Software, Etc.  It has a
very small plant database, but it can accept add-ons, and it does
allow you to see what the landscape looks like at yearly intervals of
growthn.  For $15, it's no big investment, and a lot of fun to
experiment with.