Backyard Design Software


Design Professional 2D & 3D Backyard Layouts Online in Minutes.

Easy Backyard Layouts and 3D Visualizations

Backyards should never be an afterthought. With the Cedreo backyard design tool, professional homebuilders, remodelers, and yard designers can put backyard design front and center.

Start with the 2D backyard layout planner and watch your creation materialize in 3D in a separate window. From there, add lawns, trees, decks, fire pits, pools, and various other elements to your backyard design to give clients the level of detail they need to picture themselves enjoying a property’s outdoor space. Cedreo offers drag-and-drop backyard plans with pre-loaded features, all of which are fully customizable, so you can design backyards online in minutes.

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Draw 2D Backyard Layouts

Draw 2D Backyard Layouts

Landscape designers use the backyard design software to create easy-to-read 2D backyard plans. Symbols represent outdoor elements like trees, gardens, and water features to give a detailed sense of the outdoor space from an aerial perspective.


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Backyard 2D floor plan designed with Cedreo

Visualize Plans in 3D

Visualize Plans in 3D

Deck, pool, and patio designs spring to life in the 3D window as you work in the 2D window. Inside the 3D backyard designer window, every element of the image is customizable. As you create, the landscape design software updates automatically to reflect your changes. Check angles, property lines, landscape features, and more in 3D to ensure they make sense in the real world. Export the 2D and 3D backyard designs in just two clicks.


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Backyard 3D floor plan designed with Cedreo

Generate Photorealistic 3D Renderings

Generate Photorealistic 3D Renderings

With a single click, you can begin to generate a photorealistic 3D rendering of each version of your backyard design. Take your 3D design to the next level by adjusting outdoor lighting, time of day, fences, and add outdoor furniture to your photorealistic backyard layout rendering. Download the completed rendering and share with clients so they can see what the finished project will look like.


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3D rendering of a backyard designed with Cedreo

See Why Others Choose Cedreo

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“We can design almost anything.
That’s ultimately why we chose Cedreo.
Using the 3D renderings most certainly helps in selling the project.”

Sheree Ramm.

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“Having this ability to do this in-house cuts down on the time
where we can present designs. And obviously it is cheaper.
For us, it was a huge win to find Cedreo. ”

Rob Zerrenner.

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You Don’t Need a Design Background to Create Professional Backyard Designs

A world-class yard design tool evens the playing field for home builders , landscapers, and remodelers who have little to no background in using design software. Cedreo is a fully online backyard design tool that comes with a massive library of pre-built yard elements. Even a beginner can create professional backyard design plans that exceed client expectations. Make backyard planning easy, and express your ideas with clarity and confidence — without a minute of wasted time.

Easily create backyard designs with Cedreo. To see examples of finished designs from the backyard design tool, check out the images below.

2D backyard layout
2D backyard layout
3D backyard design
3D backyard design
Backyard design with patio
Backyard design with patio
Backyard design with pool
Backyard design with pool
Backyard design lit up at night
Backyard design lit up at night
Backyard design with complex landscaping
Backyard design with complex landscaping
Backyard design with wooden deck
Backyard design with wooden deck
Backyard design with BBQ
Backyard design with BBQ
Backyard design with covered deck
Backyard design with covered deck

How It Works

Cedreo is a fully online home design and backyard design software. With a little computing power, you can generate stunning backyard plans in minutes. It’s easy enough for a complete beginner, but powerful enough to satisfy veteran landscape designers, garden planners, and home builders. Here’s how it works:

1. Draw or Import Your Backyard Layout

If you have an existing backyard design you would like to improve, you can import it into the backyard design tool in seconds and draw your new design on top of the old one. You can also start from scratch. In minutes, draw the lawn and backyard outdoor living space and select symbols to represent trees, decks, patios and more.
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2. Adjust Exterior Parameters

Your 2D drawing may be flat, but most backyards are not flat at all. After you draw the lawn, a panel on the right will display options to adjust the lawn thickness and height. Add raised beds in a garden design, and create gentle backyard slopes by displaying their heights in 2D.
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3. Customize Zone Materials

Each zone of your backyard design can include a variety of materials. Customize your outdoor living space with gravel, tile, pavement, and more to give viewers a real feel for what will be beneath their feet. Simply click the zone and select a material to apply to it.
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4. Add Exterior Objects

Cedreo offers a library of 3D objects users can place in a floor plan or backyard design. Exterior objects can add character to any backyard plan. Add fire pits, BBQs, pools, trees, plants, and more to capture the style your client has requested. You may place these elements in both your 2D and 3D designs via the yard design tool’s drag- and- drop function.
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5. Add Backyard Furnishings

Help clients understand where they will sit when they enjoy their new backyard design by adding exterior furnishings and decor . Choose from more than 3,000 3D furniture options and give each your own personal touch with the customization tool.
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6. Generate Photorealistic Designs

With your 2D and 3D backyard designs complete, a single click tells Cedreo to create a photorealistic rendering. Your rendering will be ready in less than 5 minutes, and you can continue working on projects while the backyard planner is generating the photorealistic view in the background.
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7. Download or Share Backyard Designs

When you are finished, download your photorealistic backyard design and show the project to clients and colleagues. Easily export your 2D floor plan and 3D photorealistic backyard designs to send to your clients, or share the design with your colleagues in the Cedreo platform, if you have the Enterprise version.
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