Yard Area Calculator

Yard Area Calculator

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

My Yard Area
Dimensions in: Feet
Area Type
Area Name
    L or W
    L W

Total Yard Area sq ft


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.