Design Your Garden ,
Large and Rectangular

Materials Needed

  • Pencil
  • Large Sketchbook or Sheet of Paper
  • Tape Measure
  • Pegs and String
  • Giant Tri-Square

Step 1: Measure Boundaries

Measure all Four Sides

Carefully measure all four sides of your yard, noting them clearly on your rough sketch.

Step 2: Measure Diagonals

Measure on the Diagonal

Measure diagonally across the yard from corner to corner. Repeat for the opposite diagonal.

Step 3: Measure Features

Plot Large Plants

Plot large plants and features by taking measurements at 90° from the house and a boundary.

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