So, how much turf do I need?
Decided on artificial grass, or want to work out how much you will need to buy to cover your garden? Though contacting a member of our team may give you the most accurate response, we have put together a few tips and advice to help you calculate how much artificial grass you need.
How to measure your garden
You will need:
- A tape measure
- Grid paper or plain paper
Step 1: Plan your space
Our artificial grass is sold by Metre2 so the first place to begin with planning your artificial grass needs is to work out how best to cover your garden. Artificial grass will be laid alongside other strips in the same direction, so this will need to be factored into your plans.
This step may be simple for more basic garden or installation layouts, but for more complex installations, this step may be best planned out using grid paper in order to fully maximise efficiency.
Step 2: Measure garden using tape measure
This process should be relatively simple; just measure along the area that you require for your artificial grass. We normally recommend leaving around 5-10cms over your requirements so that there is more margin for error and for joins when it comes to installation.
Step 3: Calculate turf requirements
How well do you remember your GCSE maths? Don’t worry, you can use a calculator. Here is the best way to work out how much artificial grass you require based on the size of your garden.
Square or rectangular gardens
- Measure the width and length of your work area and multiply the two. This will give you your required Metres2
- Example: 2 x 2.5 Metres = 5 Metres2
- For round gardens or gardens with cyclical elements, a similar measurement will be required.
- Our artificial grass is sold in rectangular strips so measure from the length and width of the round area and multiple the two numbers to get a Metres2 measurement.
- Example: Garden is a circular shape, one side is 10 metres and the length of the shape is 3 metres. 10×3 Metres= 30 Metres2
Unusual shaped gardens
- If your garden is a slightly more unusual shape then it will be much more effective to break your garden into smaller areas.
- For example if your garden is a L shape, then split the smaller section up and work out the metre area separately. Alternatively, lay the the grass in the opposite direction in order to cover all areas.
- Example: Garden is a large rectangle measuring 7 Metres by 5 Metres with a small runoff measuring 3 Metres by 3 Metres. 7 x 5 Metres= 35 Meters 2 + 3 x 3 Metres= 9 Metres2.
Step 5 – Calculating artificial grass price
The prices of our artificial grass varies depends on the type your require. Prices range from between £14.95 to £23.50 per Meters 2. Visit individual product pages to find specific details.
If you need any further information on how to calculate your artificial grass requirements or would like to order a sample pack, contact us today.