# HOW TO MEASURE

# HOW TO MEASURE

Similar to measuring the inside of your home for flooring, the outside of your home can be measured also. It usually is a larger area, and therefore not quite as easy done with a standard tape measure.

Most people can do a pretty good job measuring with their feet… as most people’s feet are almost 1 foot long. Tape measures, lasers, and rolling wheels are typically more accurate, so use them if you have them! We find it easiest to measure in feet. (as opposed to inches, rods, yards, or acres)

## 1. DIVIDE UP YOUR LAWN

Most lawns are not one

big rectangle, so its easiest

to divide your lawn up into

smaller rectangles, measure

them, multiply each length x

width, then add those up.

## EXAMPLE

Left side of driveway: 10 x 50 = 500 sq’

Right side of driveway: 70 x 40 = 2800 sq’

Left side of house: 10 x 25 = 250 sq’

Right side of house: 10 x 30 = 300 sq’

Back yard sect 1: 40 x 30 = 1200 sq’

Back yard sect 2: 30 x 10 = 300 sq’

## 2. ADD IT ALL TOGETHER

Add together the area of your rectangles:

500+2800+250+300+1200+300 = 5350 sq’

A pallet of grass covers 450 square feet,

therefore divide the total of 5350sq’ by 450.

So 5350/450 = 11.8. therefore this lawn

would need 12 pallets of grass