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How to calculate the square footage of landscape beds?

certified play chipsDivide the beds into squares, rectangles, triangles & circles to make it easier to calculate.

  • To find the area of a SQUARE – multiply the length x’s the width
  • To find the area of a RECTANGLE – multiply the length x’s the widh
  • To find the area of a CIRCLE – multiply 3.14 x radius x radius (or r2)
  • To find the area of a TRIANGLE – multiply 1/2 x the base x the height
  • Add the totals together to get your total square footage = “M”
  • Convert to square footage to cubic yards
  • Take your total square footage (M) and divide by 120 to get “C”

Example 1,200 sq ft / 120 = 10 cubic yards