Estimating yard size

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by phopkins, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. phopkins

    phopkins LawnSite Member
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    What is your favorite way to measure the size of a new yard? Anyone tried using a GPS?
  2. WildLake

    WildLake LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 368

    I use a local gov site. Gives exact area.
  3. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,465

    Be simple ,just use a wheel and write it down.
  4. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    Either bysite or Gogle earth. the measuring tool on there is amazing.
  5. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
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    Does this account for houses, driveways etc?

    I hate measuring lawns...but I know that my measurements are pretty accurate.

    With the price of chem and ferts, I want to be VERY close.
  6. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
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    I've been doing it long enough, I'm usually w/in 250 sqft w/o even measuring anymore.
  7. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    Yes. You can either measure and subtract the house and drive, or you can just measure around it. Same with pools and such. Now, want to see a cool way to bid for plowing and salting,....this is it! you can measure lots, and know just how much salt you are going to using by the area(s) covered.
  8. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Posts: 5,860

    Measuring wheel, measuring wheel, measuring wheel. Hope you also factor in difficulty factors too.........hills, trees/landscaping, gates, swingsets, etc, etc, etc. I'd much rather treat a 10,000 s/f lawn that is flat & wide open than a 3,000 s/f lawn that's difficult.
  9. scweedman

    scweedman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 500

    Nothing like pools and gates you can't get a spreader through and have to
    go through the neighbors yard. Are shrubs so far back your hose want reach.
  10. bug-guy

    bug-guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 977

    i always measure if for no other reason then for customer preception. always add for degree of difficulty

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