Measuring the Home Lawn

Homeowners must know the size of their lawn to properly care for it. Fertilizer, lime and pesticide applications are based on the size of the lawn. Another benefit to knowing the size of the lawn is that it will aid homeowners in accurately buying and applying fertilizer, essentially saving money and protecting the environment. This is all well and good, but determining the best way to measure the lawn can be difficult, especially since most lawns are designed to look natural and have an irregular shape. To make measuring your irregularly shaped lawn easier, follow these steps called the “offset method”.

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