If you’re planning to install synthetic grass for your outdoor project, the first step is to determine how much synthetic grass you’ll need. Wholesale artificial turf is typically sold in rolls of varying sizes, and the amount of turf you require will depend on the size and shape of your lawn. To help you get started, here’s a simple guide to measuring and calculating the amount of artificial grass you’ll need for your project.
1. How To Measure Artificial Turf
When measuring artificial grass, it’s important to note that it’s measured in square feet. To calculate the size of your lawn, you’ll need to measure the length and width of your lawn in feet. Multiplying these measurements will give you the square feet of artificial grass needed to cover the area.
Most Synthetic Grass Warehouse artificial turf products are 15 feet wide by 100 feet long, so you’ll need one roll of artificial grass for every 1,500 square feet of yard you want to cover. If your lawn does not meet these measurements exactly (and virtually none will), you’ll need to carefully cut your turf to the measurements of your lawn.
2. Measuring Square, Rectangular and Rounded Lawns
There are three typical lawn shapes: square, rectangular, or rounded. Square and rectangular lawns are the easiest to measure, as you can simply measure the length and width of your lawn in feet to determine the square footage.
Rounded lawns can be a bit trickier, but not significantly more so. For circular or elliptical lawns, measure the width of the lawn at the widest point (typically the center) and the length of the lawn at the longest point. Multiplying these two figures will give you the square footage you need to fully cover your lawn with wholesale synthetic grass. The turf supplied to you will be a square or rectangular shape, and you’ll need to cut away the edges to create the appropriate shape for your artificial turf landscaping.
3. How to Calculate Synthetic Grass for Angled Lawns
Many lawns are not perfect squares or rectangles but instead are almost trapezoidal in shape due to a protruding patio, driveway, or landscape design feature. If you have an angled lawn, the good news is that the measurement process is much the same as that for a square or rectangular lawn.
First, measure the widest part of the area in feet, and then measure the longest area. Multiply these figures together to get the square footage needed. You are essentially picturing your lawn as a square or rectangle, but part of the turf will ultimately be cut away to accommodate the angles of your lawn.
4. Double Check Your Artificial Grass Measurements
No matter what shape your synthetic turf lawn will be, you should always measure the area multiple times. As the saying goes, “Measure twice, cut once.” Mis-measuring can be a costly mistake, so verify your measurements at least twice and, when in doubt, order slightly more than you think you’ll need. It’s always better to have excess material you can cut away than have to re-do the entire installation due to insufficient materials.
At SGW Bay Area, we can help you find the perfect synthetic grass products for your home or business, no matter what size or shape your installation area is. SGW has been an industry leader for more than 20 years, helping distributors, installers, and homeowners alike with all their artificial grass installation needs. To find out more about our products or to receive guidance with your next turf grass installation, contact your local Synthetic Grass Warehouse facility today.