The square footage of a rectangular garden space may be calculated by multiplying the length by the width. A 10-by-12-foot garden, for example, has a surface size of 10 x 12, or 120 square feet.

The surface area of a garden depends on how you choose to arrange **its elements**. If you want to grow large plants, such as trees, in **your yard** then you should consider using raised beds. These help to protect plant roots from water and soil erosion due to heavy rainfall or irrigation. Raised beds are ideal for **growing fruits**, nuts, and vegetables that require **more exposure** to sunlight. You can purchase pre-made raised beds or build your own with lumber and other tools available at home improvement stores.

Garden centers and nurseries sell packages of seeds or plants that can be planted in areas without digging. These projects are called "seeded containers" because the seedlings will emerge from the ground as soon as temperatures reach 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Some examples include planting annuals, biennials, and perennials that come in groups of same-species plants with similar growth habits (such as roses of a variety type).

You can also use containers to grow plants in areas where soil conditions are not suitable for traditional root systems. For example, you could place containers of rock plants in your garden to add color and texture.

Multiply the length by the width for **rectangular yards**. For instance, if your yard is 10 feet by 15 feet, multiply 10 by 15 to obtain **150 square feet**.

For **circular yards**, use the formula A = πr² where "A" is the area in square feet and "r" is the radius. In this case, "r" would be 3 feet because that's how far you'd need to go around **your yard** to cover a circle with that size. So, 33π feet equals one acre. Multiply 33 by 7 to get 259 square feet.

The National Gardening Association recommends that homeowners with small yards add 20 percent to the number of square feet listed on your building permit to come up with the actual surface area. That means if your building permit says 10 feet by 12 feet, then your actual yard space would be 12 feet by 15 feet.

Finally, don't forget to include any paved areas or other structures such as a shed or patio. These should also be included in the total square foot count.

Now that you know **how much floor space** you have in your house, you can start thinking about ways to maximize its living area.

To calculate the area in square feet, multiply the rectangle's length by **its width**. Multiply 15 feet by 12 feet, for example, to get an area of 180 square feet (15 x 12 = 180). To convert the square footage of the rectangle to square yards, multiply it by 9: The product of 180 square feet divided by 9 is 20 square yards (180/9 = 20).

The volume of a rectangular box is one factor used to determine the cost of shipping packages by parcel post. If you have a box that is 2 feet long by 4 feet wide by 6 inches deep, its volume is 24 cubic feet. That's enough space for **about 60 books**.

The speed at which objects move through time is called their velocity. Objects in motion tend to stay in motion unless an external force acts on them to bring them to a stop. Forces can be physical or non-physical. For example, if a person pushes against another person's back to go over a small hill, they are using their physical strength to push themselves and others forward. This is a physical force. Otherwise, people would never move anywhere! Non-physical forces include ideas, emotions, energy, and momentum. An idea may make someone want to go for a walk. An emotion such as joy could cause someone to run after something that belongs to another person. An energy source such as electricity can turn on lights when there are no people around to turn them off. And lastly, momentum can cause an object to continue moving even after it hits something hard.

A rectangular garden must have a 145-foot circumference and a minimum area of 1100 square feet. The shape of the garden allows for better circulation of air and less exposure to sun and wind. These gardens are most commonly used for ornamental purposes.

The length of the rectangle should be between 40 and 80 feet, depending on your budget and what you want to grow. If you want to grow a lot of small vegetables that need **more space** than larger ones, then a longer rectangle is best. A shorter rectangle is ideal if you only want to grow **a few large plants** like trees or shrubs. You should also consider how much sunlight each part of the garden receives when choosing the length of the rectangle. Longer days require deeper soil and warmer temperatures which isn't appropriate for everyone. Areas that get **full sun** should be no more than 30 percent of the total rectangle size; otherwise, you risk burning your plants.

The width of the rectangle should be at least 20 feet, to allow room for a table and chairs outside the garden. Smaller gardens may be 10 feet wide instead. These gardens are perfect for singles or couples who want to have privacy within their yard but still enjoy the benefits of growing their own food.