Helpful Tips for Site Assessment

Learn the basics of site assessment with this guide, and maximize your available yard and garden space.

Gardens can contain bulbs, perennials, vegetables, fruit, woody vines, trees and shrubs. Proper site assessment can help you properly space and arrange these plants.
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The author and master gardener harvest Chinese long beans at a New York City community garden.
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"Site Assessment for Better Gardens and Landscapes" by Charles P. Mazza is a comprehensive guide to determining which plants will thrive in a given area.
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Site assessment precedes garden design, plant selection, site modification and transplanting/maintenance.
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