EXAMPLE 3 – Odd Shaped Yard
If you have a lawn that is an odd shape, the easiest way to measure it is to draw it up with graph paper. Start with the widest and longest points and plot the shape of the garden onto graph paper with each square representing one metre.
Once you have sketched a rough shape onto your graph paper count the number of full squares, estimate the area of the partially filled squares, and add the amounts for an approximate total area. If in doubt, it is better to overestimate the total area than to underestimate.