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A Garden Plan - Get It On Paper

What do I Want This Space To Be?

And, the best place to start, once you have that idea in your head, is to GET IT ON PAPER. One of the first challenges is coming up with a plan that you can work from. It's important to have a plan, something that you can sketch your ideas on. Luckily you can go to the town hall, if a property owner, get a plot plan that you can use. The plot plan Bill has is small, thus on a scale where it's difficult to operate from. One couldn't get any meaningful design on this small piece of paper. But it's easy to find a copy type machine and blow this plan up to a workable scale. Bill's has been blown up to a scale where 1 inch on paper equals 10 feet on the ground. This is a nice size for planting design. If the scale is too big it's hard to work with because you will have this giant piece of paper; if the scale is too small, it's difficult to get design detail.

 


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