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How to measure my lot size?
Enter your address, outline your lawn on a Google map, and voilà! See your lot size on a screen! You can draw multiple areas for one address; backyard, front, or side yard; it will summarize the square footage and show results for each lawn.
How to Manually Find Your Property’s Square Footage
If you’d like to measure your yard the old fashioned way, follow these steps:
- Walk the length of your lawn, figuring that one pace equals about 3 feet. Do the same with the width of the lawn.
- Then multiply the length by the width to arrive at the total. Make sure you subtract the square footage of your home and driveway when calculating the total square footage of your lawn.
- If your lawn has an irregular shape, try dividing it up into a number of square areas. Calculate the square footage for each area, then add the figures together to reach your total lawn size
How Do You Calculate Cubic Yards?
To measure in cubic yards, you will first need to measure the area in inches or feet and then calculate its volume. Use these steps to determine your volume in terms of yards:
- Measure the length, width and height (or depth) of your debris or the area it is taking up.
- Convert measurements to yards by either dividing measurements in feet by 3 or dividing measurements in inches by 36.
- Once you have your volume in yards, use the equation below to calculate cubic yards.
You can easily calculate cubic yardage by converting all three dimensions of your material into yards and multiplying them. For example, if you dig up a flower bed that is 9 feet long, 3 feet wide and 12 inches deep, you will have one cubic yard of dirt. This is how it breaks down:
- 3 feet equals 1 yard, so 9 feet equals 3 total yards in length.
- The width of 3 feet equals 1 yard.
- The height/depth is 12 inches (1 foot), which equals one-third of a yard.
Multiplying the three dimensions, length, width and height/depth, will give you the total cubic yardage of your debris. In this example, 3 yards x 1 yard x 1/3 yard = 1 cubic yard of dirt.
How Do You Convert Square Feet or Cubic Feet to Cubic Yards?
You can convert area to volume with the right information.
If you know the square footage of your material, you should already know the length and width of it. To convert square feet to cubic yards, you simply need to know the height or depth. Once you have that measurement, multiply the square footage by the height/depth in feet. Divide this number by 27 (the number of cubic feet in a cubic yard) to get a measurement in cubic yards.
If you already have measurements in cubic feet, divide them by 27 to convert to cubic yards.
Determining the Size of Area
Step 1: Inspect the Area
The first piece of information you need to know is the shape and dimensions of your lawn, particularly the width and length. You will want to measure and multiply the area length times the width in feet until the square footage is 1,000 sq. ft. and mark off this area with the help of a marking tool like washable paint or objects to distinguish the treatment areas border line.
Step 2: Convert Measurements
If your yard is rectangular or square, measure the length and width then multiply together (length X width = square footage). For example, if your yard has a length of 10 feet and width of 8 feet, you would multiply 10 by 8 to get 80 square feet.
Be aware for triangle shaped lawns, you will measure the length and width, multiply together, then divide by two ( length X width / 2 = square footage).
If your lawn is a not a perfect rectangle, break the lawn into different sections to measure more easily, then add measurements together to get the area’s total square footage.
For treatment areas with flowerbeds and other obstructions in the yard you will measure the square footage of the object and subtract from your yards total square footage.
Example, you have a property that is 12,000 sq. ft. and in the middle you have a landscape bed with a length of 3 feet and width of 2 feet. You will multiply 3 by 2 to get 6 feet, then subtract from your yard total.
- 3 ft. X 2 ft. = 6 sq. ft.
- 12,000 sq. ft. – 6 sq. ft. = 11,994 sq. ft.
Therefore, you will treat an area with 11,994 sq. ft.
How It Works
Use buttons on the top right to start or stop drawing, to open your list of addresses, or to get a quote. When you click on the area you draw, the small infobox will show its size in a square foot. You will also see the size in the right side panel by each address you save. Remove the address by clicking on the "trash" icon. If you have saved addresses, use the "book"-alike-icon to open the list and click on each address to see areas (lawns) you drew previously. Edit the lawn area by clicking on it. You can rename it by using a blue round "pencil"-icon in the infobox.