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How to Draw a Landscape Plan

> Floor Plan How-Tos > How to Draw a Landscape Plan
Posted by Janice | 07/31/2020
A landscape plan, or landscape design, is a visual presentation of a landscape using scaled symbols and dimensions. This guide shows how to create a landscape plan with Edraw Max and pre-made symbols.

When designing your front yard or back yard landscape, it's crucial to make a landscape plan before the start, so that you have an accurate blueprint to follow. A landscape plan is like a floor plan but for an outdoor area. It reflects your ideas on paper using elements like trees, flowers, grass, fences, stones and other garden design symbols.

Benefits of Landscape Design

  • Landscape plans help you turn your design ideas into visuals.
  • It ensures you have an accurate design of the landscape for future use.
  • It helps decision-making on what materials to buy.
  • It ensures the project completed with minimus hassles.
  • Having an accurate landscape plan with measurements, you can decide what plants, benches and paths you want, and how each item will fit into its position.

An Easy Landscape Plan Maker

An easy landscape plan maker allows you to do the minimum work yet produce a high-quality result. With Edraw Max, you can gain an extensive array of design elements, including plants, rocks, swimming pools, pavilions, benches, etc. To ensure the accuracy of your design, you can easily add dimensions to the objects with smart dimensioning symbols. The drag-and-drop feature will make you easily construct any type of building plan.

Landscaping Plan Maker

EdrawMax: a swiss knife for all your diagramming need

  • Effortlessly create over 280 types of diagrams.
  • Provide various templates & symbols to match your needs.
  • Drag and drop interface and easy to use.
  • Customize every detail by using smart and dynamic toolkits.
  • Compatible with a variety of file formats, such as MS Office, Visio, PDF, etc.
  • Feel free to export, print, and share your diagrams.

Steps of Creating a Landscape Plan

1. Create the basic outline

Firstly, start by drawing the basic outline of the landscape. Plot the position of the fixed features like entrance, pool, and lawn. Decide the boundaries of each area. It will be your basic outline to which you can add elements in the next step.

Landscape Outline

2. Add Features You Won't Change

Secondly, add more features like pathways, resting area, rocks, flower beds, pavilion, etc. that you won't change during the landscaping process. Be sure to follow the scale when adding your elements to obtain the desired spacing. You can add dimensions to any area or item if needed.

Add Features

You can open the Garden and Dimensioning library and add needed elements during this step.

3. Add More Landscape Design Elements

Thirdly, add plants such as flowers, trees, grass, and shrubbery. Choose the plants and shrubbery that can survive in a particular climate of your outdoor area. If you have a pond in the area, add a tall hedge around it so that it is closed off and does not affect the rest of the backyard.

Add More Landscaping Elements

You will use the Plants and Garden libraries during this process.

The final landscape plan provides you with a visual of what needs to be done and how it will come out in the end. If something differs during the landscaping, and you find the change acceptable, update the plan to match existing conditions.

Landscape Plan Templates

Garden Floor Plan

Garden Floor Plan

Front Garden Designs

Roof Garden Floor Plan

More Resources

Landscape Design Examples

Landscape Design Software

Full Set of Landscape Design Symbols

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