guessing size

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by adam underwood, Apr 8, 2005.

  1. adam underwood

    adam underwood LawnSite Member
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    everyone is always talking about the square footage or acreage of properties but how do you know what something like 15,000square feet looks like?

    give me some references to square about how many square feet is a baseball diamond? football field?
  2. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,889

    use a laser range finder,shoot the lines, multiply yds by 3 the LxW to get your sq ft quickly.
    and to get your acreage divide sq. ft. by 43,560, that the sq ft in an acre.
  3. Lawn Masters LC

    Lawn Masters LC LawnSite Member
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    simply wheel the area and multiply width x length. Then when you get the hang of it you can comfortably estimate smaller jobs without worry.
  4. ECS

    ECS LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If you have a GPS, simply walk the property boundy. Start at the drive entrance, walk the boundry back to the drive, then up the other side of the drive to the house and around til you get back to your starting poing. The GPS will tell you the size of the area covered. I am going to use this way, because I have a GPS that can do it for me. If you don't have a GPS, then I guess the wheel and range finder are the thing to do.
  5. chefdrp

    chefdrp LawnSite Bronze Member
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    100 ft X 150 ft=15000 sq ft.
  6. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'll tell you right now to NOT guess. Starting out guessing and guessing wrong will cost you. Those wheels are very affordable and worth every penny. I measure every property for a couple of reasons. Obviously to see how big it actually is but also to see what the property looks like from all sides. It gives you a reason to snoop around the lawn and see what it looks like. You will eventually know that certain yards are X amount of square feet by looking at them from the curb but I still like to walk every one.
  7. LWNMWR1

    LWNMWR1 LawnSite Member
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    a football field is roughly an acre. the inside of the diamond is roughly 12to 20 grand depending on the design.
  8. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    Major League baseball diamonds are 8100 sq ft.

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