## 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

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

#### Incorrect

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

distance off edge.

#### Incorrect

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

#### Incorrect

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

distance off edge.

#### Incorrect

##### 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. **