How it works

Create a space that you’ll love coming home to in 8 simple steps.

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01

Position the Garden Map and remove excess fabric

As with everything in life, planning is key. Positioning the fabric before you start will help you find the perfect spot for your new design, and make necessary last-minute adjustments.

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02

Mark a border around the area, remove Garden Map, and prep the space

You can use paint or chalk to mark the border. After you mark the border, remove the Garden Map and prepare the space for planting. Simply trimming the grass is usually enough to prep the area, however, area prep requirements are based on the current state of the area as well as soil composition. You might have to remove weeds or shrubs before you start. If the soil is too hard, it is recommended that you till the soil before planting. Soils with too much clay and too much sand can both be remedied by lots of good organic matter like compost

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03

Overlay the Garden Map and secure it with landscape staples

You can use all-purpose garden staples to anchor landscape fabric to the soil quickly and easily. Additionally, since larger Garden Maps are printed on multiple sheets of landscaping fabric, using landscape staples ensures that weeds won’t grow in between the pieces of your Garden Map.

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04

Position plants in designated circles

Sounds easy, right? That’s because it is! That’s the beauty of using a PBN design versus doing everything freehand.

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05

Cut out, dig in, and place the plants

Cut the area marked with an X on the Map, dig a hole underneath, and place the plant. Return some of the soil you removed on top of the root.

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06

Repeat the same action for other circles

No need to measure the distance between the plants – using a Garden Map makes the process a lot easier and much more precise. The result will be flawless in just a fraction of the time.

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07

Cover with a layer of mulch

How much mulch should you buy? Multiply the length and width of your space to determine the total square footage of your Map. We recommend a 2″ deep layer of mulch.

If you’re buying 2 cubic foot bags:
Square Footage / 12 = Total bags needed
If you’re buying 3 cubic foot bags:
Square Footage / 18 = Total bags needed

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08  

Sit back & Enjoy!

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FAQs

What do I get with a digital blueprint?

A digital blueprint is the layout in a .PDF format. If you are comfortable reading a scaled schematic and think you can handle the installation without the extra help, this option may be for you.

When I order a Garden Map, what do I get?

Garden Map is the design layout printed on our custom-made landscape fabric. Along with the printed fabric, you will receive installation instructions.

  • If you order a design from our Limited Collection and choose the option “Garden Map + Plants”, you will receive plants with your order. If you choose the option “Garden Map only”, you will receive the design printed on landscaping fabric, but no plants.
  • If you order a design from our Ready Made or Modular collections, you will only receive the design printed on landscaping fabric. These two collections do not include plants; however, you will receive a plant shopping card to help you find everything you need in the closest plant nursery or garden center.
Is this just a digital download of a landscape design template?

If you checked the “Digital Blueprint Only” box, then yes. If not, you will receive our actual Garden map, printed on our custom-made landscape fabric.

Should I start with seeds or plants?

Whether you should start your garden with seeds or mature plants depends on several factors, including your gardening goals, experience level, budget, and patience. If you have the option, we recommend you start with mature plants for several reasons:

  • Instant garden: When you start with mature plants, your garden looks established and full right from the beginning. If you’re planting trees or shrubs for shade or privacy, starting with mature plants can provide instant results.
  • Faster results: Mature plants typically produce flowers, fruits, or vegetables sooner than plants grown from seeds.
  • Less effort: Adult plants need less maintenance than seedlings. Additionally, starting from seeds often requires setting up indoor growing spaces with appropriate lighting, temperature control, and ventilation.
Are plants included?
  • If you order a design from our Limited Collection and choose the option “Garden Map + Plants”, you will receive plants with your order. If you choose the option “Garden Map only”, you will receive the design printed on landscaping fabric, but no plants.
  • If you order a design from our Ready Made or Modular collections, you will only receive the design printed on landscaping fabric. These two collections do not include plants; however, you will receive a plant shopping card to help you find everything you need in the closest plant nursery or garden center.

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