Yard Area Calculator
The Yard Area Calculator is a tool for estimating the size
of various areas in your yard.
Area Type - Any odd shaped yard area can be subdivided into a combination of squares, rectangles, and circles or parts of circles. Or, they can be roughly estimated as one of the above. Take a look at the yard area you want to work with and break it down into the largest of these three types of areas that you can. Record a name, shape, and dimensions of each area. Then bring that data back and enter it above to get a total.
Square - For square areas you only need to enter the length or width because they are the same number. The Yard Area Calculator will do the rest.
Rectangle - For rectangles you need a length and width measurement. It doesn't matter which is which for the purposes of this calculation.
Circle - It is easiest to measure or estimate the diameter (the distance across the center) of a circular area. If you can more easily measure the radius (the distance from the center to the outside edge) then just multiply this number by two (2) to get the diameter to enter above. The box to the right of the diameter allows you to specify parts of a circle instead of an entire circle including Full, 1/2, 1/4, and 3/4. The default is a full circle.
Area Name - This name is just for your reference. Use names that mean something to you such as "back yard" or "right side yard" and "left side yard. "
Dimensions - Your measurements are in feet (you should estimate things to the nearest foot instead of using inches); the total area will be in square feet.