# How To Estimate Turf Quantities

Simply break the area up into basic shapes and dust off your geography formulas!To measure the area of your new lawn, simply create a sketch, break it up into simple shapes, calculate the areas of each of these shapes and add them all together to find the total area.

#### Create a sketch

Create a sketch of the area you plan to turf, remember to include any paths, gardens, pools, and so on.

#### Simpler shapes

If needed, break the sketch up into simpler shapes, such as circles, rectangles and triangles, to make the calculations easier.

#### Measure the areas

Using a tape measure, record the actual dimensions of each shape in your sketch. Calculate the area of the shapes, and then add all the areas together to get a total.

Make sure you add a few extra rolls to your order to allow for falling short and for off-cuts.

## Frequently Asked Questions / More Detail

##### How many rolls will I need?

^{2}, measuring 2.18 metres long and 46 cm wide.

The depth, depending on the grass species chosen, ranges from 0.25mm to 0.30mm.

##### How do I find the area of different shapes?

To calculate the area of a rectangle, simply find the width and height, and multiply them together – **area of a rectangle = w × h**

To calculate the area of a triangle, find the width and height, multiply them together and divide by 2 – **area of a triangle = (w × h) ÷ 2**

To calculate the area of a circle, find the diameter, divide it by 2, square that and multiply by pi (3.14) – **area of a circle = 3.14 × (d ÷ 2) ^{2}**

For a semi-circle, use the same as a circle, but divide area by 2 – **area of a semi-circle = (3.14 × (d ÷ 2) ^{2}) ÷ 2**

##### Do you have some examples?

Calculate the area of a lawn made up of different shapes:

Calculate the area of a rectangle:

Calculate the area of a triangle:

Calculate the area of a circle:

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