Once you've gathered your garden measurements, it's time to transfer them to a scale drawing on graph paper.
A circular pathway gives access to the entire garden.
©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited
2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited
Begin by drawing the façade of the house along one edge. Use a pen and a ruler to mark the size and position of windows and doors.
Lightly draw in the property lines and then the diagonal measurements. If the lines don’t match up, adjust the boundary lines accordingly.
Draw in the position of trees and their canopies using measurements taken in relation to the house and boundaries.
Finish by plotting the position of sheds, ponds, patios and so on. Don’t waste time filling the plan with features you don’t intend to keep.
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