Property Map and Zones

How to Make a Property Map

It’s a great asset to create a property map with the square footage of particular zones. This makes applying liquid, granular, or grass seed much easier in the future. Also, it makes calculating rates using our calculators a breeze.

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One option is to draw a property map and measure the square area of different areas of your land; aka different zones. Zones are usually decided based on convenience of size or shape. Also, you may want to treat one particular area for a problem and not another, so smaller zones can be better.

Method 1: Hand Measuring and Drawing

One method is good ol' fashioned measuring and drawing. It’s good to do this yourself for educational purposes, but if you’re in a hurry… scroll down to the next method… ya know… if you don’t wanna be a pirate and draw your own map.

For this, you’ll need: Paper and/or printer, marker, and an open reel tape measure (a regular tape measure will do, but this type is much more convenient for large areas)

  1. Draw an aerial view of your property -or- print an aerial view from Google Maps.
  2. Measure the area of the individual shapes in square feet.
  3. Add up the shapes into logical zones (like front-right, front-left, tree-lawn, back yard, side-yard), whatever makes most sense to you.
  4. Round to the nearest 50 or 100 to make it easier when doing calculations later.

Measuring Rectangular Zones

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Measuring Odd Shaped Areas

This method is not conducive to odd-shaped areas, which require much more complicated math to solve. The next method can help with odd shaped zones...

Method 2: Sod Solutions Area Calculator

There is a fantastic calculator available here at Sod Solutions. You can look up your property, mark out areas and it will do all of the complicated math for you. It also gives you the ability to negate (cut out) certain spots that are not the lawn, such as a mulch bed or tree line.

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