Landscape Planning — Made Simple


Quickly create 2D and 3D landscape plans with Cedreo.

What is a Landscape Plan?

A landscape plan is a visual representation of an outdoor space, much like a home floor plan . It may include gardens, rocks, water features, trees, and other yard elements. With Cedreo, you can quickly create a landscape design in 2D and 3D that shows every aspect of a planned outdoor space.
2D plan designed with CEdreo

Types of Professional Landscape Plans

There are two types of landscape design plans that home builders , remodelers , and architects use:
2D landscape designed with Cedreo

2D Landscape Plans

2D landscape planning gives you a comprehensive view of the outdoor space you are designing. Yards, gardens, pools, driveways and buildings are all easily visible. The 2D version of your landscape plan drawing is a flat schematic of the landscape, including the property’s boundaries, its relationship to the nearest street, and the amount of space between landscape elements.


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3D Landscape Plans

3D landscape plans will be rich in details and nuances that are more vivid than 2D visualizations. Landscape layouts that appear in 3D bring the project into focus for clients. With Cedreo, you don’t have to know how to design a landscape plan in 3D. You simply design your landscape layouts in 2D and allow Cedreo to generate a 3D view for you.


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How to Design a Landscape Plan Online

With Cedreo, simply follow these steps and take a look at the landscape design examples below.

1. Outline Property Boundaries

Begin your landscape plan by outlining the boundaries of the property around the building design. You can draw continuously by simply clicking in the 2D window and extending the lines, starting a new one with each click. To get your landscape plans faster, import the terrain as a layer and easily rotate it to make sure the property structure is situated properly.
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2. Map Out Terrain

Surround the property with hedges or low walls through continuous drawing and a few clicks. Add a lawn to cover the base level of the property by dragging the lawn tool across the desired area of the property. Next, draw a driveway of any length and angle.
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3. Confirm Dimensions

When the basics of the outdoor area are set, you can confirm the dimensions of both the grounds and property boundaries. When you add in additional elements, such as driveways, patios and swimming pools, dimensions can be added for those as well. This helps viewers understand the scale of the 2D landscape design, and you can choose which measurements and dimensions will be displayed.
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4. Add Exterior Objects

Now you’re ready to add exterior objects to your landscape design. Many of the objects you might want to add to your yard design come preloaded in the object and furniture library of more than 3,000 items. These fully customizable objects include trees, plants, fountains, and more. You can draw driveways, outdoor walls, and pools in the same way you draw interior walls — by clicking to create a new angle in the design and continuously drawing.
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5. Customize Surface Materials

It’s time to customize all of the exterior elements you just placed in your landscape design. Specify different types of surfaces and the look and feel of the garden, including whether the driveway is asphalt, concrete or stone. There are multiple customization options — you can even specify which type of grass you want to use in your landscape design. Save time by dragging and dropping customizations for each object or choosing from pre-set color and style collections.
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6. Add Furnishings

Complete your design with outdoor furnishings and decor that will make it feel like home. Patio furniture, wrought iron tables and chairs, outdoor play sets, and hundreds of other items can add another layer of detail to your landscape design that draws viewers in and helps them imagine the completed space.
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7. Generate a Rendering

Once your photorealistic landscape design rendering is complete, you can easily download the 2D floor plan to scale as well as the 3D floor plans and renderings. Subscribe to the Enterprise plan to share your projects with team members directly from the app.
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8. Download and Share the Plan

Once your photorealistic landscape design rendering is complete, you can easily download the 2D floor plan to scale as well as the 3D floor plans and renderings. Subscribe to the Enterprise plan to share your projects with team members directly from the app.
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Landscape Planning Examples

Cedreo enables you to meet and exceed the expectations of every client. Create landscape design plans and photorealistic renderings that delight your clients. The rendering is fully tourable and displays outdoor lighting and sunlight to add unmatched realism. With expertly configured features — such as pools, gardens, and patios — Cedreo offers ultimate functionality inside a fully online software that cuts drafting time from days to hours.
2D Landscape Plan
2D Landscape Plan
3D Landscape Plan
3D Landscape Plan
Rendered Landscape Plan
Rendered Landscape Plan
Landscape Plan With Gardens
Landscape Plan With Gardens
Landscape Plan With Pool
Landscape Plan With Pool
Landscape Plan With Patio
Landscape Plan With Patio
Landscape Plan For Front Yard
Landscape Plan For Front Yard
Landscape Plan For Small Backyard
Landscape Plan For Small Backyard
Landscape Plan With Exterior Fence
Landscape Plan With Exterior Fence