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Old 02-28-2013, 01:57 AM
chris brauch chris brauch is offline
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help determing square footage for fertilizer

hey guys, i know its an obvious rule multiply length by width and that's the answer: for instance, a 50 ft wide lawn by 100 ft long lawn that's square would equal 5,000 square feet. Unfortunately, they aren't all this easy. how about the lawns that have odd landscapes, objects in the yard, and isn't square but has multiple sections and shapes? Then: once i find the square footage, have you guys found a good way to spread fertilizer to save as much of it as you can and not be wasteful and be able to leave a nice even spread throughout the entire yard? just go back and forth or diagonal. thanks
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:06 AM
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i'd invest in a garmin unit... of the the 100's of properties I have measured by satellite. the garmin has outperformed everytime within 50 sq.ft.....
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:45 AM
chris brauch chris brauch is offline
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Sounds good how much they typically charge and what exactly is it how would you use it
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:53 AM
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I bought the e30 trex but there 260-300, if your looking to go cheap, get the etrex10 for around $100
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:58 AM
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Ok so it's a handheld GPS navigator. My iPhone has that lol and I have a GPS but what's the difference? How would u use this?
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Old 02-28-2013, 03:37 AM
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I have the iphone4 not the the s and you can look up and down for a app to measure area and it will drive you nuts...
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Old 02-28-2013, 03:41 AM
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sorry I saw iphone I get a little nutty... but ok lets do a little experiment you have access to google earth right now?
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Old 02-28-2013, 03:58 AM
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most people on here don't want to submit to technology and the garmin units will separate the has from the has beens in terms of progress....
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:10 AM
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Its still good to know how to do it come test day for your fertilizer certification or if the internet goes down and you don't have access. Here you have to be certified. Plus you can count yourself a little smarter.
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:42 AM
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well its not tough to calculate triangles or squares and yeah we are required to certify in fertilizer before October... been there done that with the pesticide...
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