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w0283767
05-14-2012, 11:02 PM
What methods do you guys use to quickly estimate a lot size? Same goes for area that would need trimming, edging, etc.

veteranslawncaresystems
05-14-2012, 11:38 PM
i use a measuring tape that has a wheel on it

Liberty Landscaping LLC
05-15-2012, 12:00 AM
I also use a measuring wheel that has a counter that you reset after evwry measurement.

Steve
05-15-2012, 11:59 AM
I think the surveyors wheel would be really helpful to you.

http://www.surveyequipment.com/images/roadWheel_01.jpg

You can measure length and width of a property to find the area as well as measure linear feet of sections you need to trim, or edge.

w0283767
05-15-2012, 12:15 PM
I've seen those before. I definitely need to pick one up. Thanks guys!

Steve
05-15-2012, 12:59 PM
let us know how getting one changes the accuracy of your future bids.

Shark1611
05-15-2012, 02:51 PM
What methods do you guys use to quickly estimate a lot size? Same goes for area that would need trimming, edging, etc.

Use my gopher lawn care estimating software (https://market.android.com/developer?pub=GopherHaul+Lawn+Care+Business+Show+% 26+Forum) that is on my phone.

Shark1611
05-15-2012, 02:52 PM
I think the surveyors wheel would be really helpful to you.

http://www.surveyequipment.com/images/roadWheel_01.jpg

You can measure length and width of a property to find the area as well as measure linear feet of sections you need to trim, or edge.

i have one of these!

w0283767
05-15-2012, 04:36 PM
I need to check out the software then!

Sprinkler Buddy
05-15-2012, 06:27 PM
Once you have done it awhile, you can just walk the grounds and know how long it will take. You will also become better at estimating retention ponds, etc... things a tape can't help with all that much.