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Use the Home Outside App to Plan Your Summer Paradise!

Use the Home Outside App to Plan Your Summer Paradise!

Posted on Mar 24, 2017 in Landscape Design, Landscape Design App

  Bursting with ideas for how to make your yard an outdoor living space you’ll enjoy all summer? Wherever you live, early spring is a great time for planning changes to your outdoor living space—whether it’s a tiny balcony or a big yard—to make your property your absolute favorite place to be! Keep track of all those […]

Landscape Design: Brooklyn, NY

Landscape Design: Brooklyn, NY

A Welcoming Entry Garden with a Modern Flair This attached rowhouse in Brooklyn will be renovated next year, but in the meantime the owners were eager to create a welcoming oasis in their tiny front yard. They wanted a landscape design with a clean, modern aesthetic and envisioned a geometric layout using rectangular pavers embedded in moss. […]

How to Add a Map Image to Your Base Plan

How to Add a Map Image to Your Base Plan

Posted on Aug 9, 2016 in Design, Landscape Design App, Tips and How To's

Home Outside Landscape Design App’s Map Tool Did you know that with the Premium Tools bundle ($9.99 in-app purchase), you can use the Map Tool to import a satellite image of your property into the Home Outside app? If you don’t have a drawn site map of your house and property, the Map Tool can be […]

Home Outside News: 2016 Vermont Road Pitch Award!

Home Outside News: 2016 Vermont Road Pitch Award!

Posted on Aug 5, 2016 in Landscape Design App, News

The Stowe Reporter called it “a cross between Shark Tank and speed dating,” which doesn’t sufficiently convey the special vibe of a small business pitch event attended by investors and businesspeople who arrive by motorcycle. The 2016 Fresh Tracks Road Pitch concludes today, as the riders finish up a four-day tour through the state of Vermont listening to […]

A Friendly & Drought-Tolerant Front Yard Landscape Design

A Friendly & Drought-Tolerant Front Yard Landscape Design

Posted on Jul 15, 2016 in Design, Landscape Design, Landscape Design App

This Colorado homeowner wanted to retain trees and some of the perennials in the front yard of her attractive contemporary home, but she needed to replace her lawn with an inviting garden that would require little water once established. She imported her Google map image into the Home Outside app and sent it to us […]

Best of Houzz Award for Home Outside!

Best of Houzz Award for Home Outside!

Posted on Jan 25, 2016 in Design, Landscape Design, Landscape Design App, News

We’ve been fortunate to work with homeowners all over North America to transform their yards into beautiful gardens and outdoor living spaces. We appreciate our clients and love the challenging and exciting projects they bring our way. How nice to see that our Home Outside online landscape design service received a Best of Houzz Client […]

Free App for DIY Landscape Design

Free App for DIY Landscape Design

The Home Outside Palette app offers everything you need to design your own landscape on your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet. In-app purchases give you specialty elements and design tools such as Maps, Layers, Sketching, Rulers, Snap-to-Grid, Notes, and more—but there’s plenty you can do without spending a dime! Download the FREE version and […]

Gifts for Gardeners: Send the Palette App to a Friend!

Gifts for Gardeners: Send the Palette App to a Friend!

Posted on Dec 11, 2015 in Landscape Design App, Tips and How To's

The Home Outside Palette app makes a great gift for your favorite gardener, a new homeowner, or anyone who wants to design a landscape or garden! Sending the app as a gift couldn’t be easier. In the iTunes App Store, just find the app, tap the Share button, select Gift, and fill in the recipient’s email, your name, and […]

DIY Landscape Design: Drawing Your Property Base Plan

DIY Landscape Design: Drawing Your Property Base Plan

With our Home Outside service, JMMDS can create landscape plans for people who live far from our Vermont studio. The tool that makes it possible for us to design without visiting the site is our Home Outside app, which homeowners can use to send us measurements and other information about their property. Many people are able to capture their property using […]

Water-Conserving Landscape Design: “California Rocks!”

Water-Conserving Landscape Design: “California Rocks!”

In “Try Rock Gardens to Soften the Look of Drought-Friendly Yards,” reporter Suzanne Sproul describes how Southern California homeowners are using local rocks as water-saving ornaments in the yard–and how beautiful the results can be. “Pairing rocks and ornamental grasses and sages is ideal, combining both hard and soft textures and movement to a scene,” Sproul writes. “Julie […]