Elmsdale Landscaping Ltd

Nursery Sod - How to measure your area

MEASURING YOUR YARD

To figure out how much material you will need, the first step is figuring out the area of your project in square feet.  Use the math below to calculate your area / areas.  You may have to break your lawn up into several smaller areas to get the correct measurement.  Do the back, front and sides of your property all separately.


Once you have your measurements you can also use the calculator found at this link:


http://www.calculator.net/area-calculator.html


1. The area of a square or a rectangle:

                  Area=length x width                

     example - If your lawn measures 30 feet long and 40 feet wide the total area is:

                  30' x 40' = 1200ft2.


2. The area of a circle:

                  Area = 3.14 x radius squared

     example - If a circular area in your yard has a total distance (diameter) of 30', divide

     by 2 to get the radius, 15'.

                  Area = 3.14 x (15 x 15)

                  Area = 706.5 ft2


3. The area of a triangle:

                  Area = (base x height) / 2

     Example - If a triangle shape in your yard measures 20' at the base and is 30' tall the

     total area is:

                  Area = (20 x 30) / 2

                  Area = 300ft2