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soonernation
01-12-2004, 12:55 PM
I have grown up doing yards with my dad and uncle and have become accustom to just looking at a yard and knowing what to charge. Does anyone have any tips on how to quickly estimate the actual square footage of a yard?

Ryan Lightning
01-12-2004, 02:08 PM
Count the fence posts. They are usally 8 feet apart, I will measure one and then count them. And a measuring wheel is a must have item for estimates.

bobbygedd
01-12-2004, 06:40 PM
wheel. never guess. sure you can "eye " a quote for mowing, but chemical programs must be measured.

tx_angler
01-12-2004, 08:37 PM
Yup - big wheel every time!

"What you can't measure, you can't manage."

Get a big wheel measurer ($50-$60) at the hardware store and never guess again!

soonernation
01-13-2004, 11:48 AM
Thanks a lot for the info. I've seen the big wheels but I diddn't know you could get them at a hardware store.