How to measure your lawn area for turf
Before you seek a quote, or order turf, it is important to calculate the area, in square metres, of the lawn area you wish to turf.
Follow these easy steps to calculate your lawn area.
Step 1: Create a drawing of the area you wish to turf.
Step 2: Identify the shape of your lawn area.
If you are lucky enough to have a simple square, rectangular, triangular or circular shaped area it will be quite easy to calculate the area of turf required. However, if your lawn is a more complex overall shape, it is helpful to divide the total area into a series of simpler shapes on your sketch. Features such as paths, swimming pools, and garden or vegetable beds may be useful in identifying shapes within the overall area.
Step 3: Measure the dimensions of your lawn
Using a measuring wheel or tape, measure the dimensions of each of the shapes within your lawn area and record them on your sketch. Tip: Using metres (m) for your measurements will ensure your total measurements are
in metres, and will make it easier to calculate how many rolls of turf you will need.
Step 4: Calculate the area of your lawn
Use the formulas below to calculate the area of your lawn
- Rectangle/Square = width × height
- Triangle = (width × height) ÷ 2
- Circle = 3.14 × (diameter ÷ 2)2 = measure the diameter of the circle, divide this by 2, square this, then multiply by 3.14 to get the area of the circle
- Semi-circle = 3.14 × (diameter ÷ 2)2 ÷ 2 = measure the diameter of the circle as above, then divide by 2 to get the area of the semi-circle
If your lawn is a more complex and you have broken down into multiple shapes, calculate the area of each using the formulas above and add them together to find the overall area.
Once you have calculated the area of turf required, contact us for a no obligation quick quote.
Our turf is ordered by the square metre and will arrive in rolls that measure 0.585 metres x 1.710 metres.
It is a good idea to add a few extra square metres to your order to make sure you have enough to finish the job.