Hey all, Ran into this problem a couple years back when I started landscaping the front yard. We wanted 3 dogwoods evenly spaced across the front yard so measure the width of the yard and divide by 4 right? 4 spaces in between 3 evenly spaces trees? That part wasn't the problem, it was making all three tree's look like they were spaced evenly away from the house all the way across the front; hope that makes sense? I measures out from one side of the house so many feet than went to the other end of the house and measured out the same distance and was going to use that as the guide and you know what; my line was not parallel to the yard, didn't look anywhere near right at all Measured from the street up, same way and still WFT!!! In the end, I ended up eyeballing the tree's and set them out where they looked like they went across the front parallel to the house and yard which is where they still are today and look fine. I'm now running into the same problem in the backyard, fixing to start getting ready for fall, replanting the garden tomorrow night and before I did I was going to shape the garden evenly across the back and put landscaping timbers down well guess what, yep same scenario as I just described above? I measured out from the house at one end of the garden and was going to match the gardens distance at the other end parallel to the house at the other end, no where even close to looking even so now I'm thinking of leaving as is, it looks even/parallel or whatever you want to call it but if you measure it out so it is even, well it just looks FUBARED What am I doing wrong or is eyeballing just the better way to start with?