I take the time to check the PH in a few places along the walk. Yikes....those hands, scaly skin and gross cuticles. Farm Girl hands...there is just no helping them. Anyway...we're looking for PH between 4.5 & 6 for what were going to plant in this area. PH was a little low here....but when I moved it over a 1' we were right at 5.5 so I was happy overall with the site.
Next step....marking for plant placement. Now Plants don't grow at the same speed. And we are going to put in a whole row of the same type of plants (what? really? we just took a row of the same thing out? are you losing it? .... your going to have to trust me....it'll be okay). My point is that you don't need to agonize over plant placement. Cause no two are exactly the same even when they are the same species (in other words you don't need engineering specs). When I measure a job out I use a weird combination of measuring tapes....but it does the trick every time.
We use the water soluble marking paint. And it's a good thing, cause no matter how careful I am with the can.....I get the stuff everywhere. On my boots, hands, tape measures, walking wheels. Everywhere....nothing is sacred.
Orange dots get replaced by holes.