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Yard size estimates

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by soonernation, Jan 12, 2004.

  1. soonernation

    soonernation LawnSite Member
    from Okc OK
    Messages: 63

    I have grown up doing yards with my dad and uncle and have become accustom to just looking at a yard and knowing what to charge. Does anyone have any tips on how to quickly estimate the actual square footage of a yard?
  2. Ryan Lightning

    Ryan Lightning LawnSite Senior Member
    from CA
    Messages: 554

    Count the fence posts. They are usally 8 feet apart, I will measure one and then count them. And a measuring wheel is a must have item for estimates.
  3. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    wheel. never guess. sure you can "eye " a quote for mowing, but chemical programs must be measured.
  4. tx_angler

    tx_angler LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    Yup - big wheel every time!

    "What you can't measure, you can't manage."

    Get a big wheel measurer ($50-$60) at the hardware store and never guess again!
  5. soonernation

    soonernation LawnSite Member
    from Okc OK
    Messages: 63

    Thanks a lot for the info. I've seen the big wheels but I diddn't know you could get them at a hardware store.

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