Measure Twice, Cut Once: How Much Artificial Grass Do You Need?

May 31, 2023

If you’re planning to install synthetic grass for your Reno 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 — and how to approximate its cost.

The Importance of Measuring for Artificial Turf

Measuring how much artificial grass your project will require can be beneficial whether you’re hiring a professional installer or doing it yourself. By calculating the area of your yard, you can determine how many square feet of wholesale turf you’ll need to buy to adequately complete the project. 

Turf rolls come in a wide variety of sizes, so it’s important to know how many rolls to purchase. 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 round up when purchasing and then carefully cut your turf to the measurements of your lawn.

Calculating how much turf grass you need will also help you calculate how much your project will cost. By determining the square footage, you can estimate the cost of the turf material and, in turn, the cost of the overall project. If you’re hiring professional installers, you’ll also need to account for the cost of their installation tools and labor, but it will give you a starting point for your budget.

Measure Your Synthetic Turf’s Longest & Widest Points

Whether your lawn is square, rectangular, rounded or angled, you’ll need to measure your lawn as if it’s square or rectangular. This will help you ensure you have enough turf to complete the project without buying more rolls than you need.

Find the widest and longest parts of your lawn using a straight line. If your lawn is curved or unusually shaped, extend the measurements so the area fits in a square or rectangle. If you have an L-shaped lawn, divide the area into two rectangular sections, and you’ll later add them together. Once you’ve pinpointed the longest and widest areas of each section, measure them in feet. Make sure to measure carefully and more than once to avoid any errors in your calculations.

Calculate the Area of Your Artificial Grass

Once you have your measurements, you’ll need to calculate the area of your turf installation in square feet. For square and rectangular lawns, this means simply multiplying the width by the length. If you have an L-shaped lawn, you’ll need to add together the two sections after calculating the area of each one.

For example, if your lawn is 30 feet wide and 15 feet long, you’ll multiply 30 by 15 to get 450. This means you’ll need 450 square feet of turf. Since SGW turf rolls are typically 1,500 square feet, you’ll need no more than one turf roll to complete your project.

Approximate the Cost of Installing Synthetic Grass in Reno

Once you have your lawn’s measurements and know how many square feet of turf you’ll need, you can estimate the cost of installing your turf grass. Turf is often priced per square foot, so to calculate the cost, multiply the cost per square foot of turf by the total square footage of your lawn.

For example, if your artificial grass product of choice is $3 per square foot and you need 450 square feet of turf, the approximate cost will be $1,350. However, it’s important to keep in mind that this figure often won’t fully cover the cost of infill, installation tools, and labor if you’re choosing to use professional synthetic grass installers.

If you need further guidance in choosing the right synthetic turf products and installation accessories, contact your local Synthetic Grass Warehouse location. At SGW Reno, we can help you find the perfect synthetic grass products for your home or business. 

SGW Reno has been an industry-leading artificial grass manufacturer and artificial turf distributor for more than 20 years, helping 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.

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