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Easy lawn measurements

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by madmow, Mar 29, 2003.

  1. madmow

    madmow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 44

    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.


    Don't Mow Mad- It's Bad
  2. greenman

    greenman LawnSite Addict
    Messages: 1,405

    I couldn't get that site to come up right. I just use a measuring wheel, then use my formula for pricing.
  3. lrose2

    lrose2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 165

    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!
  4. PaulJ

    PaulJ LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,774

    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.
  5. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Messages: 3,256

    Get yourself a measuring wheel.
    I got mine for $25 from NorthernTool (or was it Harbor Freight?). Check thier websites.
  6. ctlsmn

    ctlsmn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    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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