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3 | Garden design | Path leading to gazebo cuts across pebbled circle with thrift, sedum and saxifrage planting.


A trick to help measure in the garden is to take one of the long handled garden tools like a shovel and mark on its handle using a tape measure. Using a permanent marker, mark out the feet and inches on its handle and when specific distance is required in planing, have a handy measuring device is close at hand. If you live in an area with clay soil, coat your shovel or gardening trowel... FULL ARTICLE…

from Better Homes and Gardens

How to Plan a Vegetable Garden

Learn exactly how to plan your first vegetable garden with this step by step guide! Discover what tools you need, how to plan your vegetable garden layout, determining the perfect spot for your garden and which vegetables grow best depending on the season and region.