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Garden Design Program

 
Charlie Michaels
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Hey'yall

I'm looking for a free internet design program that can help me map out my garden.

Nothing fancy, but just something that can let me create a map that is to scale, meaning, there would be some way I could measure the distance of my lines. I would not have to estimate 10 feet vs a hundred feet, the program could help me with that.

If you know any that would be useful, tell me please.

Gracias
 
                                          
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mrchuck wrote:
Hey'yall

I'm looking for a free internet design program that can help me map out my garden.

Nothing fancy, but just something that can let me create a map that is to scale, meaning, there would be some way I could measure the distance of my lines. I would not have to estimate 10 feet vs a hundred feet, the program could help me with that.

If you know any that would be useful, tell me please.

Gracias


mother earth news had a program for download.

here it is: http://www.motherearthnews.com/garden-planner/vegetable-garden-planner.aspx
 
                          
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Google Earth + SketchUp is a great combination. You can open the view of your site in Google Earth, then open SketchUp, and with one click get the view of your site from Google Earth into SketchUp so you can draw right on it. It can even automatically calculate shadows, so you can see what parts of your garden are shaded by buildings and for how much of the day. And it's free.
 
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Kerrick wrote:
Google Earth + SketchUp is a great combination. You can open the view of your site in Google Earth, then open SketchUp, and with one click get the view of your site from Google Earth into SketchUp so you can draw right on it. It can even automatically calculate shadows, so you can see what parts of your garden are shaded by buildings and for how much of the day. And it's free.


Wow I feel like I'm a kid again with Sim City. Sketch up is a blast, thanks for telling me about it. Its going to take me a week or so to get comfortable with it, but I can see it is going to be very useful.
 
                          
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Glad you're enjoying it... I'm still getting the hang of it, myself!
 
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