For a medium to large garden, use a scale of 1⁄8”:1’ (or 1:100 cm); 1⁄4”:1’ (or 1:50 cm) for small gardens; and 1⁄2”:1’ (or 1:20 cm) for courtyards or patios.
Start at the bottom left-hand corner of your page and draw on the house wall, showing the position of doors and windows.
If your yard is either square or rectangular, draw to scale the left- and right-hand boundaries at 90 degrees to the house wall, and connect them.
Using the measurements you took from the house and boundaries, draw on trees and large plants, including their canopies.
Carefully draw on patios, pools, paths, garages, and outbuildings, regardless of whether you intend to keep them.