DIY Sunlight Calculator Makes it Easy to Analyze Sun + Shade

Here’s how to know if that sunny or shady spot in your garden is right for a particular plant.

diy sun cacluator printable on a tablet

“Your sun calculator checklist showed me where to place my garden. We have a lot of tall trees.”
— Hannah, a new gardener

🌻You want your plants to thrive.

But they need the right amount of sun to flourish.

Whether you’re a new or experienced gardener, it can be tricky to know how much sun or shade your garden gets.

And there’s no need to guess…

So, what’s the answer?

Create a sun map of your garden.

With my step-by-step checklist, it’s easy to calculate and map your garden’s sun exposure and find the perfect place for every plant!

diy sun cacluator checklist on a tablet

“Now I can analyze the sun patterns and microclimates in my yard. No more watching plants struggle!”
— Michelle, an urban gardener

What’s included in your printable sun and shade analyzer:

  1. Easy-to-follow instructions help you avoid common sun exposure mistakes gardeners make when planting.
  2. A printable checklist so you don’t miss a step as you measure the hours of sunlight per day your garden gets.
  3. Gardening graph paper that makes it easy to create your sun map.

Enter your best email address to find the perfect place for all your plants.👇

Plus, you’ll get seasonal gardening tips when you sign up. (Don’t worry, I won’t flood your inbox).

Cheryl Spencer, certified gardener

Hi! I’m Cheryl, your sun mapping sensei.

I believe choosing the right plants for your garden doesn’t have to be complicated.

But when you don’t know how much sun or shade your garden gets, it’s hard to pick the right plants for your garden.

And it’s difficult to know if a plant is languishing because it’s getting too much sun or shade.

I created the sunlight calculator to make it easy to understand your garden’s sun exposure and help you choose the perfect place for all your plants.

Whether you want to grow a full-sun vegetable garden, shade garden, or something in-between!

Why 758+ busy gardeners have said “yes” to the garden sunlight calculator:

Where should I send your sun exposure calculator?

Enter your best email address below👇

“Creating a sun exposure map showed me how to put my veggies and partial sun herbs in the right place, so they grow and stay healthy.”
— Sean, a vegetable gardener

Here’s a sneak peek of your sunlight calculator and checklist:

printable sunlight calculator checklist

With this garden sun calculator, you can stop wondering how to check the sunlight levels on your property.

Looking for an easy way to know how much sun your garden gets? Map the sun exposure on your property with this free and easy-to-use DIY sunlight calculator!

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