3 Steps to Landscaping Basics


Step 1 - Evaluate the physical charactersitics of the site

     Shade/Sun definitions

       Shade-no direct light

       Part Shade - 2 to 4 hours of direct light

       Part Sun - 4 to 6 hours of direct light

       Full Sun - >6 hours of intense, direct light

    Evaluate soils for fertility and drainage

Step 2 - Decide how you want to use the site.

Step 3 - Select plants to meet your goals that will survive in the site

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Color wheel

Color in the garden

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Where to put your vegetable garden