Similar to measuring the inside of your home for flooring, the outside of your home can be measured also. It usually is a larger area, and therefore not quite as easy done with a standard tape measure.

Most people can do a pretty good job measuring with their feet... as most people's feet are almost 1 foot long. Tape measures, lasers, and rolling wheels are typically more accurate, so use them if you have them!

Area = Length x Width

We find it easiest to measure in feet. (as opposed to inches, rods, yards, or acres)

Most lawns are not one big rectangle, so its easiest to divide your lawn up into smaller rectangles, measure them, multiply each length x width, then add those up.

Example:

Left side of driveway: 10 x 50 = 500 sq'

Right side of driveway: 70 x 40 = 2800 sq'

Left side of house: 10 x 25 = 250 sq'

Right side of house: 10 x 30 = 300 sq'

Back yard sect 1: 40 x 30 = 1200 sq'

Back yard sect 2: 30 x 10 = 300 sq'

Simply add the area of your rectangles: 500+2800+250+300+1200+300 = 5350 total square feet.

A pallet of grass covers 450 square feet, therefore divide the total of 5350 by 450.

5350/450 = 11.8, therefore this lawn would need 12 pallets of grass