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help determing square footage for fertilizer

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by chris brauch, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. chris brauch

    chris brauch LawnSite Member
    Posts: 130

    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
     
  2. aaronmg

    aaronmg LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 357

    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.....
     
  3. chris brauch

    chris brauch LawnSite Member
    Posts: 130

    Sounds good how much they typically charge and what exactly is it how would you use it
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  4. aaronmg

    aaronmg LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 357

    I bought the e30 trex but there 260-300, if your looking to go cheap, get the etrex10 for around $100
     
  5. chris brauch

    chris brauch LawnSite Member
    Posts: 130

    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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  6. aaronmg

    aaronmg LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 357

    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...
     
  7. aaronmg

    aaronmg LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 357

    sorry I saw iphone I get a little nutty... but ok lets do a little experiment you have access to google earth right now?
     
  8. aaronmg

    aaronmg LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 357

    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....
     
  9. dKoester

    dKoester LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,231

    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.
     
  10. aaronmg

    aaronmg LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 357

    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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