Use this guide to determine how much wire you need to enclose your yard. These figures are estimates, based on typical layouts. You may need more wire if you're doing interior loops to boundary off gardens, swimming pools or other protected areas. We will provide you wire in 500 foot increments on 500 foot spools.

To Cover This Size Area

You Need This Amount of Wire

1/3 Acre

500 Feet

1/2 Acre

600 Feet

1 Acre

1000 Feet

2 Acres

1300 Feet

3 Acres

1500 Feet

4 Acres

1800 Feet

5 Acres

2000 Feet

For larger areas, use the following formula: Multiply the total acreage by 43,560- i.e. 10 acres x 43,560 = 435,600

Find the square root of the above number - square root of 435,600 = 660 (this is the length of each side of a 10 acre area that is square in shape. Even if your area is not square, if you multiply this number by four, this is the approximate length of the four sides of a 10 acre area.)

Therefore, one would need approximately 2,640 feet of wire to enclose the perimeter of a 10 acre area. You will need additional wire to run from the transmitter to the perimeter and/or for any interior loops, etc.