# Yard Area Calculator

The **Yard Area Calculator** is a tool for estimating the size
of various areas in your yard.

**Instructions**

Since most yards are large and oddly shaped it is often simpler to estimate a large area by breaking it into several smaller areas. Smaller areas are also easier to measure. Look for small sections that can be approximated as a square, rectangular, or circular area. Keep in mind that you are trying to ESTIMATE the size of the area in question. Measurements to the nearest foot or so should be a good start.

It helps to draw out a plan of your lot on paper with any buildings, driveways, sidewalks, and other non-planted areas identified. Next identify the areas you want to seed or sod and divide all areas into the largest squares, rectangles or circles possible. Then for each of these areas record:

- a name for the area
- the type of area (square, rectangle or circle)
*NOTE: Include whether circles are full, 1/2, 1/4, or 3/4.* - and the dimensions.

Once
you have the dimensions, enter the information - ONE AREA
AT A TIME - in the **My Yard Area** input section above
on the left. As each area is entered press the "**Add
This Area**" button and the information will be
added to the **Result** box to the right and the
total area will be accumulated in the** Total Yard
Area** box.

*The
accuracy of this result is entirely dependent on the
information you enter about the size of sections of
your yard. We invite you to contact the Super-Sod
Outlet nearest you, or other qualified landscape professionals,
to accurately estimate the amount of product you need before
ordering.*

**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.