Step 1

Measure all Four Sides

Measure all Four Sides

To begin a landscaping project, find out the dimensions of the area to be landscaped by measuring the length and the width.

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2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Measure Boundaries

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

Step 2

Measure on the Diagonal

Measure on the Diagonal

Measure area to be landscaped on the diagonal as well as the perimeter.

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2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Measure Diagonals

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

Step 3

Plot Large Plants

Plot Large Plants

Lay out the landscaping plan, taking into consideration plant spacing and future growth. Draw the shape of the landscape areas on paper showing measurements. Add in plants, trees and shrubs.

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2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Measure Features

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