Julie Moir Messervy

As a landscape designer, author, and lecturer, I travel extensively across the U.S. and Canada. Wherever I go, I see tracts of houses without any landscaping around them. Inspired to address this problem, I wrote Home Outside: Creating the Landscape You Love (Taunton Press, 2009) to help homeowners with their landscapes in the simplest possible language. But I always knew that they still needed more help. So my team and I decided to jump into the digital world and create a simple and fun app that people everywhere could use to mock up their own backyard and then begin to transform it into a personalized landscape.

The Home Outside app features all the elements that make up a property, from the house and driveway down to the compost bin and perennial planting. We also created the Home Outside online design service, and for several years we’ve been doing concept designs and planting plans for properties around North America. We can now offer beautiful expert front yard and backyard design to everyone, at a price more homeowners can afford. We’re looking forward to designing your Home Outside.

home outside team jennifer


Jennifer does a bit of everything at Home Outside: answering your emails, handling logistics, fielding questions about the app and service, helping you decide which service is right for you. Pick up the phone and call us—Jennifer will most likely be the voice on the other end of the line.

design team jana


Jana is a landscape designer with nearly 20 years of experience designing functional yet deeply meaningful landscapes. She approaches each design looking for a sense of balance and loves subtle details and patterns found in nature.

design team bethany


Bethany is a landscape designer with a background in both landscape design-build and fine gardening. She approaches design with a love of plants and eco-sensitive landscapes. Her favorite challenge is to create beautiful modern compositions with local resources.

design team samantha


Samantha is a landscape designer and manager of Home Outside’s designer network. Samantha has permaculture design experience and especially enjoys designing contemporary landscapes and gardens that include edible plants.

design team erica


Erica is a landscape architect with experience in all aspects of landscape design, with emphasis on horticulture and sustainable design. She has published a number of articles on plants and garden design and is a valuable resource at Home Outside.



Sarah is a landscape and garden designer specializing in thoughtful, plant-driven design.  She enjoys designing modern, naturalistic landscapes that use the surrounding environment as inspiration. She also loves to help clients integrate edible and cut flower gardens into their landscape.



Daniel is a landscape designer with experience working on projects across the United States, Mexico, and Asia. He loves designing eco-friendly, dynamic spaces that balance the user’s needs with the surrounding landscape and architecture.