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How to measure your garden for an artificial grass installation

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So, how much artificial grass do I need?

Need to work out how much artificial grass you will need to cover your garden? 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 for artificial grass

Unless you have an appropriate 'area measuring' app in your phone, we'd suggest you get the following:

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


HouseFirst it would be wise to check that you have suitable space and access to carry base preparation materials and artificial grass rolls into position.

Front garden installations tend to be easy in this respect and most properties have access to the back garden too. However, some properties are not built with great access to it's important to consider this issue.

You're likely to need bulk bags of aggregate and 4m wide rolls of artificial grass being carried or lifted into place. Trying to take materials and products through the house is never ideal!

Roll sizes

Roll sizesOur artificial grass is sold in square meters, all products available in 2m and 4m widths, while some are also available in 5m wide rolls as well. When the grass is unrolled the grass fibres lean in 1 direction (pointing 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 best and most 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, you can always send your sketch to us and we'll help plan out the roll requirements - just let us have a neat sketch showing the garden shape, dimensions, and the location of the house in relation to the garden.

Measure up

MeasureThis 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, 4m or 5m so if your garden width requirement is for 7m, for example, you will need 2 no. 4m widths where one of the rolls is trimmed down by 1m.

If you need assistance just send us your plan showing garden layout, dimensions, and location of house in relation to the garden.

Calculate grass sqm

CalculateHere 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 numbers. This will give you your required square metres.
Determine if you need a 2m wide roll, a 4m wide roll, a 5m wide roll or a combination of rolls. If you require a combination of widths please check with us to ensure that the same batches are available.
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.

Calculate grass price

CalculateThe prices of our artificial grass varies depends on the type your require – Visit individual artificial grass product pages to find specific details and pricing. You can input your roll width(s) and length(s) and the price will automatically calculate for you. Additional products to consider:
Weed membrane
Joining tape and glue
Securing u-pins
Artificial grass comb

 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.

Helpful tips

TipsIf you have a dog or dogs you should consider the backing of your grass. All of our grasses are suitable for dogs but Pu backed grasses - Blitz and Mulsanne - have an advantages because Pu is non-absorbent. This helps to control unwanted dog pee odours. However, all artificial grasses need ocassional cleaning so select the product you like the look, feel, and cost of! More dog related information here

When planning your artificial grass garden always bear in mind that hot sunlight, reflected and amplified by windows, mirrors and other reflective surfaces, may cause artificial grass to melt or be scorched. Avoid installing artificial grass too close to surfaces which may cause damage. 

 For more information and assistance call 01825 729259 or email us

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