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 design to everyone, at a price more homeowners can afford. We’re looking forward to designing your Home Outside.