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Justa Dawg
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Posted: Wed May 25, 2005 11:54 pm    Post subject: Help with simple square footage problem

I am planting grass plugs. The normal coverage would be to plant 1
plug per square foot. I over ordered so I would have denser coverage.
I have 1700 square feet of planting area. I ordered 2400 plugs. What
would the formula be to calculate how many inches apart the plugs
should be planted so they are evenly spaced?

Thank you
T Rig
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Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 1:16 am    Post subject: Re: Help with simple square footage problem

 Quote: I am planting grass plugs. The normal coverage would be to plant 1 plug per square foot. I over ordered so I would have denser coverage. I have 1700 square feet of planting area. I ordered 2400 plugs. What would the formula be to calculate how many inches apart the plugs should be planted so they are evenly spaced?

The square root of 2400 = 48.99 . The square root of 1700 = 41.23 . That's
48.99 plugs in 41.23 feet so 41.23 / 48.99 = 0.84 feet between plugs.
Mike Henry
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Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 1:17 am    Post subject: Re: Help with simple square footage problem

"Justa Dawg" <justadawgREMOVE@gmail.com> wrote in message
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 Quote: I am planting grass plugs. The normal coverage would be to plant 1 plug per square foot. I over ordered so I would have denser coverage. I have 1700 square feet of planting area. I ordered 2400 plugs. What would the formula be to calculate how many inches apart the plugs should be planted so they are evenly spaced? Thank you

Sqrt [ 1700 / 2400 ] * 12" =~ 10.1 in.

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Mike1
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Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 11:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Help with simple square footage problem

In article <hcble.1641\$2u1.748@newssvr19.news.prodigy.com>,
trig@notmail.com says...
 Quote: I am planting grass plugs. The normal coverage would be to plant 1 plug per square foot. I over ordered so I would have denser coverage. I have 1700 square feet of planting area. I ordered 2400 plugs. What would the formula be to calculate how many inches apart the plugs should be planted so they are evenly spaced? The square root of 2400 = 48.99 . The square root of 1700 = 41.23 . That's 48.99 plugs in 41.23 feet so 41.23 / 48.99 = 0.84 feet between plugs. I think 10.1 inches (approximately) might be closer to what

you are looking for.

2400/1700 = 1.412 plugs/sqft
=> 1/1.412 = 0.708 sqft/plug
=> 144*0.708 = 102 sqinch/plug
=> Sqrt(102) = 10.1 ~ 10 inch separation/plug
T Rig
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Posted: Mon May 30, 2005 1:03 am    Post subject: Re: Help with simple square footage problem

 Quote: The square root of 2400 = 48.99 . The square root of 1700 = 41.23 . That's 48.99 plugs in 41.23 feet so 41.23 / 48.99 = 0.84 feet between plugs. I think 10.1 inches (approximately) might be closer to what you are looking for.

No, I was looking for 0.84 feet.

There are a few reasons for that. One reason is that I am maintaining
relationship to the beginning parameters. Another reason is that I can leave
something clever to the landscaper to do. And finally, when I measure a yard
I use a surveyor's tape and there are no inches on a surveyor's tape...

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