When you purchase property, measuring the exact size will help you determine where you will place landscaping, buildings and other home elements like driveways, walkways and patios. When you are purchasing property, being able to measure the size will alert you to whether or not you are getting a fair deal on the land. Knowing the size of your property will also help you determine the worth of your land when trying to sell.
Wrap the plastic tape tightly around the stake two times so that it stays on the stake. Then pull the tape to the next stake, and wrap it around so you create a boundary line to easily measure. Continue around to all four stakes so you can see your property size. This tape will also help you visualize where you may want to place landscaping or other home features.