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What methods do you guys use to quickly estimate a lot size? Same goes for area that would need trimming, edging, etc.
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i use a measuring tape that has a wheel on it
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I also use a measuring wheel that has a counter that you reset after evwry measurement.
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I think the surveyors wheel would be really helpful to you.



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.
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I've seen those before. I definitely need to pick one up. Thanks guys!
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let us know how getting one changes the accuracy of your future bids.
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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 that is on my phone.
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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!
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I need to check out the software then!
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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.
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