How To Estimate Turf QuantitiesSimply 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.
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?
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: