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Estimating yard size

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

  1. phopkins

    phopkins LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

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

    WildLake LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 368

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

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

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

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

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

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Messages: 6,153

    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
    Messages: 2,085

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

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Yes. You can either measure and subtract the house and drive, or you can just measure around it. Same with pools and such. Now,...you 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
    Messages: 5,946

    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
    Messages: 499

    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 Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,029

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

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