## How it Works

### Plant and Annual Calculators

Our calculations are correct because we take into account the proper way to space plants **PLUS** we consider the appropriate distance from the edge of a bed to install plants. Please refer to the “correct” and “incorrect” diagrams below.

#### Area: 100 sq. ft.

Spacing: 12 inches

Number of Trees: 1

#### Correct

68

##### Triangular spacing **AND** distance from edge is equal to spacing.

#### Incorrect

100

plants

##### Square spacing **BUT** plants are planted only 1/2 spacing

distance off edge.

#### Incorrect

121

plants

##### Square spacing **AND** planted to the edge of the bed.

#### Incorrect

99

plants

##### Triangular spacing **BUT** plants are planted only 1/2 spacing

distance off edge.

#### Incorrect

115

plants

##### Triangular spacing **BUT** planted to edge of bed.

## Why You Shouldn’t Combine Individual Beds and Enter into Calculator as One

At 12” spacing, each 100 square foot square has 36 square feet of “edge”, or unplantable space. Four individual beds with 36 square feet unplantable space each, equals a total of 144 square feet that is unplantable.

At 12” spacing, a 400 square foot square has 76 square feet of “edge”, or unplantable space.

**If beds are not entered individually, the proper area of unplantable space is underestimated, therefore; the plant quantity is overestimated. In the above example, combining beds results in only 76 square feet of unplantable space, instead of the actual unplantable space of 144 square feet. **