So, how much artificial grass do I need?

You must work out how much artificial grass you will need to cover your garden, playground or sports area? You can call a member of our team at any time but we have also put together a few tips and some handy advice to help you calculate how much artificial grass you need.

How to measure your garden

You will need:

  • A tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Grid paper or plain paper
  • Calculator

Step 1: Consider the location

Ensure that you have suitable space and access to carry base preparation materials and artificial grass rolls into position

Step 2: Plan your space

Our artificial grass is sold in sq meters and comes in 2m and 4m wide rolls. When the grass is unrolled the grass fibres lean in 1 direction (along the length of the roll). Maximum roll length is 25m but we are able to cut the roll to any length you require. Because the grass fibres have a natural direction plan the position of the roll widths so that, where possible, they face the house from the back garden and face the road from the front garden. This is important because the grass will look more natural when looking into the pile. If you are unsure about this please contact us for advice.

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 3: Measure garden using tape measure

This process should be relatively simple; just measure the width and length of the area for your artificial grass. We recommend over-measuring the length of the roll required by at least 300mm so  there is margin for site/cutting variances. Remember that the grass roll width is always either 2m or 4m so if your requirement is for 7m, for example, you will need 2 no. 4m widths where one of the rolls is trimmed down by 1m.

Step 4: Calculate artificial grass requirements

Here is the best way to work out how much artificial grass you require based on the size of your garden.

  • Measure the width and length of your area and multiply the two. This will give you your required square metres.
  • Determine if you need a 2m wide roll, a 4m wide roll or a combination of rolls
  • Then decide on the length of the roll(s) based on your measurements, adding 300mm for site/cutting variances
  • Be sure, when using more than one roll, that all rolls are installed in the same direction otherwise the opposing pile direction will look unsightly.

Step 5 – Calculating artificial grass price

The prices of our artificial grass varies depends on the type your require – Visit individual product pages to find specific details and pricing.

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.