Landscape Design Online: The Top 5 Benefits of Working with an Online Designer

Posted on September 24, 2021

One of the questions we get asked every day is, “what are the benefits of working with Yardzen over a traditional landscape designer?” We are an office of “traditional” landscapers, from architects to horticulturalists to contractors, so we understand the immense value of “the old way,” but we also see the challenges. From the exorbitant costs, to the hassle of phone calls and mid-day appointments, to outdated technology, we set out to make landscape design and build easier, faster, more affordable, and a little bit more fun. Here are the top five benefits of working with an online landscape designer. (Learn more at Why Yardzen.)


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Wherever you live, you get access to amazing landscape designers

Wherever you live, Yardzen makes it possible to work with a top designer. Yardzen’s an online landscaping platform, which means that we can easily connect you to top designers who specialize in your aesthetic and uniquely understand your goals. That means you get access to exceptional landscape design talent online and aren’t limited to working with the designers located near you.

It’s a lot easier and takes far less time than the “old way”

At the beginning of the design process, you will upload photo and video of your yard, share inspiration photos, and tell us about your goals, budget, and priorities. (Don’t worry, this can all be done on your smartphone, and we give you plenty of instruction.) Beyond that, there’s very little time commitment from you. Unlike working with a traditional designer, you don’t have to meet at your property mid-day, you don’t have to spend hours on the phone, and you don’t have to visit your designer’s office. The process is entirely online and designed to be efficient and respectful of your time.

We use technology to create photorealistic designs

One element of the Yardzen process that truly sets us apart is the quality of our 3D renderings. Often mistaken for photographs, they leave little to the imagination and help you see the potential of your yard. (Check out our gallery and our Instagram to see more.) “Traditional” landscape designers generally just give you a CAD plan, which is essentially a blueprint, and hope you can visualize. We give you CAD plans, too, but we also deliver 3D renders, which will help you understand exactly what you’re getting in your design.

It’s less expensive

Historically, landscape design has only been accessible to people with the means to spend thousands—if not tens of thousands—on a design. Yardzen’s online landscape design cost is just a small fraction of that, from $495-$1495. (Learn more about our packages and pricing.)

We get your design BUILT

We believe that building your outdoor space should be just as easy as designing it. So, at the end of the design process, Yardzen will connect you to a vetted network of local landscape contractors to get your design in the ground. We stay involved throughout the build process—from making sure you get the bids you need to ensuring everything runs smoothly—at no additional cost.

Beyond all of this, the single most important thing to keep in mind is that design is fun, so enjoy the process. Start your landscape design online today!

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