Learn how to measure your garden. Create practical gardening plans with accurate measurements...
Don't get in a tangle - basic instructions to help you measure your plot....
To create garden layouts properly, that you can use to create a wonderful garden, you will need accurate measurements of your garden.
If you aren't used to measuring, it can be easy to get into a right tangled mess!
Don't get all tied up with it though - if you approach measuring for your gardening plans in a calm and considered manner, the measuring can all be done quite simply...
...and without too much hassle!
It is usually easier to measure your garden layouts with 2 people, so, if possible, do this job with a friend.
Measuring for your Garden Plans
You will need:
How to Measure for Planning a Garden
Advanced Measuring for Gardening Plans
The above measuring instructions for garden layouts are great for simple, and small, gardens...
...but for any gardens which are slightly more complicated, you really might struggle to create a clear garden layout plan.
There is another way of measuring your garden, which you might actually find easier, and more suited to your particular garden.
This is called 'Triangulation' - and is not so scary as it perhaps sounds - just another way of doing it...
I actually find this way of measuring easier, and use it most of the time.
You simply need to create a triangle, in order to locate the position of a feature.
To locate the position of a tree:
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Next, we'll develop your garden design plans further, and use this sketch plan to draw proper layout gardening plans...
Next step - Click here to learn how to draw garden layout plans
Learn about measuring and drawing slopes in your garden - Sloping Garden Design - Assessing your Slopes
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