How to Measure Artificial Grass for the Perfect Fit
Before installing artificial grass, you will need to measure the area to be laid to calculate how much material you will need.
To accurately measure the area and determine how much artificial grass you will need, you can draw a scaled image of the garden onto graph paper. When working out your requirements, keep in mind the widths and decide which is the most economical way to cover the area, remembering that waste from some areas may cover smaller areas away from the main area.
How to measure the area for artificial grass:
It is recommended to order slightly over your requirements to allow for size discrepancies and trimming joints.
Similarly, if there are obstacles within the lawn area such as a shed, tree, pond, or steps, you still need the same quantity of artificial grass so do not need to take into consideration obstacles when measuring the area.
You will also need to take into consideration how much joining and adhesive material is needed and how many joints you will need. You should aim to cover the area with the minimum amount of joins on the shortest lengths.
For square and rectangular-shaped lawns, calculate the number of square meters by simply multiplying width by length. (length) x (width) = total square meter.
For round lawns, work out the dimeter and for example if this was 7.5m you would round up the width of the round lawn to 8m wide and require the rolls to be 7.6m long. Due to roll widths being 2m or 4m you need to always round up the width to the nearest even number. The exception to this is when the width is slightly over an even number and you can use waste from another section to fill the remaining area.
To calculate how many square metres of artificial grass is needed for angled or curved lawns, again, multiply the width and the widest point with the length at the longest point.
With L-shaped lawns, you should split the lawn into two sections. Multiply the width by the length of one section, the width and length of the second section, and add these together to generate the total square meters required.
There are multiple ways to install artificial grass, so make sure you have measured the best way for your project. If you have any questions or problems get in touch and we will be more than happy to help you measure how much product you will need.