How to Measure Your Garden
So, you have chosen to turf an area of your garden but have no idea how many rolls of turf you need to order? Don’t worry! Follow our tips below to help.
Most turf suppliers sell turf in rolls which cover 1 square metre, but it is important to double check this with your chosen supplier before hand. Rather than being a 1m x 1m square however, the rolls are usually harvested in long thin strips to make it easy to lay, but the area they cover still works out at 1 square metre.
When measuring your lawn, try to measure in metres if possible as this will save any converting later on. If you do measure in feet or yards however, just use our handy calculations to convert them to square metres.
Before we go into the calculations, let’s go through the general process of buying turf from an online supplier, from measuring your garden to receiving delivery.
The first step is to determine the shape of your garden. It may be a square (nice and easy), a triangle or a completely random shape that looks incredibly difficult to measure. If it is the latter, we suggest splitting it into smaller sections/shapes and measuring them separately (formula and examples below). We have guides on the different shapes below also.
The next stage is to then convert your figures with the relevant conversion formula (shown in the infographic below) so that you are left with a square metre figure.
Finally, it is just a case of contacting your chosen supplier, either on the phone or online and preparing the ground ready for the delivery of turf.