## How To Estimate Your Project

*All calculators provide estimates based on your measurments and some variability may apply.

*When managing multiple project areas, it's important to note that the calculator provides one estimate at a time. If you come across different slope angles, divide your project into sections as this could necessitate using two different sizes.

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### How do I measure my slope angle?

• Use your smartphone: “Measure” App for iphone or “Bubble” app for Android
• Select “level” feature
• Lay a 2x4 vertically along your slope
• Place your smartphone in the center (laying flat) to get slope degrees, be sure to level it out to 0° first.
• Test this method in multiple areas
• Watch video above for example
• Use a 4ft level and a measuring tape
• Hold the level perpendicular to the slope in the middle of your hill
• With a measuring tape, measure the distance from the bottom corner of the level to the ground, that is your rise.
• Divide the rise by the run (4ft level)
• ex: 2ft/4ft=.5 ratio or 4ft/4ft=1
• Whether you measure in inches or feet, always keep your measuring units consistent
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### How do I figure out my project area?

Slope length: Start 1-3 feet below the top ridgeline. Measure vertically down to where you want the front of your last Dirt Locker row to end.

Slope width: Measure from the left side of your hill to the right side. You can measure the entire width, or designate a section to terrace as you can add on later.

Total Area: In the case for needing the Mini Dirt Lockers, use a measuring tape to measure your slope length in feet (top to bottom) and slope width in feet (left to right). Multiply LxW to get total area or SQFT.

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### How to use the calculator feature?

-Use calculator 1 for most project types ranging from 10°-45°. Be sure to see step 3 of your estimate results for set up design requirements. Download for reference.

-Use calculator 2 for Dirt Locker Minis Dirt Lockers to be used on narrow or distinctively shaped project areas.

-Use calculator 3 to create rings for planting trees, individual large plants, or groups of small plants.

1

### How do I measure my slope angle?

• Use your smartphone: “Measure” App for iphone or “Bubble” app for Android
• Select “level” feature
• Lay a 2x4 vertically along your slope
• Place your smartphone in the center (laying flat) to get slope degrees, be sure to level it out to 0° first.
• Test this method in multiple areas
• Watch video above for example
• Use a 4ft level and a measuring tape
• Hold the level perpendicular to the slope in the middle of your hill
• With a measuring tape, measure the distance from the bottom corner of the level to the ground, that is your rise.
• Divide the rise by the run (4ft level)
• ex: 2ft/4ft=.5 ratio or 4ft/4ft=1
• Whether you measure in inches or feet, always keep your measuring units consistent
2

### How do I figure out my project area?

Slope length: Start 1-3 feet below the top ridgeline. Measure vertically down to where you want the front of your last Dirt Locker row to end.

Slope width: Measure from the left side of your hill to the right side. You can measure the entire width, or designate a section to terrace as you can add on later.

Total Area: In the case for needing the Mini Dirt Lockers, use a measuring tape to measure your slope length in feet (top to bottom) and slope width in feet (left to right). Multiply LxW to get total area or SQFT.

3

### How to use the calculator feature?

-Use calculator 1 for most project types ranging from 10°-45°. Be sure to see step 3 of your estimate results for set up design requirements. Download for reference.

-Use calculator 2 for Dirt Locker Minis Dirt Lockers to be used on narrow or distinctively shaped project areas.

-Use calculator 3 to create rings for planting trees, individual large plants, or groups of small plants.