Garden Planning: Putting Pencil to Paper

Garden Planning: Putting Pencil to Paper


Class 3
In this class you'll...

  • assess your yard and gardens

  • consider some common garden locations

  • evaluate some garden plans

  • modify plans to suit your garden

Now it's time to put pencil to paper and plan your gardens. Whether you are creating new gardens or renovating existing plantings, it's helpful to spend some time evaluating your yard. Once you determine specific conditions, such as sunlight levels in various locations, it will be easier to choose appropriate plants.

Begin by drawing a diagram, or site map, of your yard. Start with a rough outline of your property, then sketch in your house, garage, and any other buildings. Next, note the positions of large trees, shrubs, and existing gardens. 

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