I went online to get some ideas and see examples of what other gardeners do and what type of maps work well for them. Many people use graph paper with exact scale measurements. That sounded like unpleasant work that involved math! Really all I needed was a graphic representation of where each plant lives.
So, after a few weeks of on-and-off mapping my 2016 garden maps are complete and I can happily cross that task off the list (the fun part). I was actually amazed how well the maps helped me coordinate what should get planted where according to each daylily's size, color, and bloom time. And I like to think it happened all because I had my goal written down.
Important tip: Pencils, just pencils...and a thick eraser!