 # Turf Calculations

Here is the bit where you work out how much turf you need for the job.

### Measuring your lawn with different widths

• Measure the length by measuring the longest axis of length.
• Every two metres along the length line measure the width of the area at right angles to the length line.
• Total all widths, divide by number of width section to get average and multiply by length.

For example: Length 13.5m;
width 1 = 3m; width 2 = 2.5m; width 3 =4m; width 4 = 4m; width 5 = 3.5m; width 6 = 1.8m
3m + 2.5m + 4m + 4m + 3.5m + 1.8m =18.8m
18.8m/6 (total widths measured) = 3.13m
3.13m x 13.5 = 42.25m2

Measure length and width of the square or rectangular area in metres. To calculate the amount of turf required, simply multiply the length by the width.

For example: Length 5m; Width 16m
16m x 5m = 80m2

It is easy to measure your lawn when it is an easy shape like a rectangle! But what about when it is more difficult like a circle or a triangle?

### Measuring your circular shaped lawn

Measure the diameter of the circular area in metres. To calculate the amount of turf required, multiply diameter x 0.80 then by diameter again.

For example: Diameter 14.5m 14.5m x 0.80 = 11.6
11.6 x 14.5m = 168.2m2

Measure the length and width of the oval area in metres. To calculate the amount of turf required, multiply length x 0.80 then by width.

For example: Length 26m; Width 14m
26m x 0.80 x 14m = 291.2m2