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Landscape Plans & Planting Records

Fading plant labels and disappearing tags can make planning and maintaining your garden a bit challenging. Avoid these frustrations by writing it down.

Use a piece of paper and sketch out the shape of your garden. Don’t worry about the artistic value or scale. Right now you just want to capture the general location and name of the plants in your garden. You can fine tune the design when time allows.

Write the name of the plant at its approximate location. Or better yet use numbers for each plant and create a list to accompany the plan.  You may want to record additional information about each plant such as where it was purchased, when it was planted and the like.

If you still have the plant tags you may want to keep these for future reference. Place them in a page protector or container or attach them to the garden map.

A bit more information: Put your cell phone camera to work. Use it to take pictures of your garden, plants and tags throughout the season. It is a convenient way to record the information while in the garden.

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