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Old 03-29-2003, 01:11 AM
madmow madmow is offline
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Easy lawn measurements

I was reading different threads and everyone was talking about-- I charge X for 10,000 sq ft. and so on and so forth. I personally didn't know how to figure out how big a 10,000 sq foot lawn was-- So I searched for a good converter and found one.

At this website you can convert anything to anything. This way, if a customer tells you that they have a 1/4 acre, you can judge your pricing a little easier.

Post some other good sites if you know of any! Also, post if you personally use a method of judging how many sq. ft. a property is.


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Old 03-29-2003, 01:17 AM
greenman greenman is offline
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I couldn't get that site to come up right. I just use a measuring wheel, then use my formula for pricing.
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Old 03-29-2003, 11:27 PM
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LESSON - Don't trust someone else to tell you the truth (if they even know) about the size of their lawn. ALWAYS - measure for yourself!
Larry Rose
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"You'll get MOW for your money & MULCH, MULCH more!"
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Old 03-30-2003, 11:05 PM
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PaulJ PaulJ is offline
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I agree,

Measure it yourself.

length X width = area

1 acre = 43560 sq ft

On most lots I can measure the size of the whole lot, then subtract the area of the house, garage, drive, ect...
Or I break the large up into regular shapes.

Irregular shapes sometimes I have to take several measurements and average them.
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Old 03-31-2003, 12:09 AM
gogetter gogetter is offline
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Get yourself a measuring wheel.
I got mine for $25 from NorthernTool (or was it Harbor Freight?). Check thier websites.
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Old 04-15-2003, 01:20 PM
ctlsmn ctlsmn is offline
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You should check out your county web page. On the Hennepin county web page in MN, you can actually look up people's property lines and a map of the property. This is useful if you are the type of person that wants to be exact. I know the county I live in is acruate on mine. I use to work for a company that does plat drawings and had a map of my house before I even went to look at it for the first time. If you try to find it on your county web site, look under the "county assessor depart". There is also some other neat information you can get from the web page also. I.e. property taxes, how much they paid for it, ect. It all depends on the information the county puts on there.
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