Made to measure - learn how to work out how much turf you need

First draw the layout of your property or the area you want to turf.

Break the area up into the various common shapes - rectangles, squares, circles or triangles - to make it easier to work out and measure each of the areas.

Mark our the voids such as gardens, trees, steps and other items as you don't want to get extra turf you don't need.

Rectangles and Squares To measure the area for a square or rectangular yard, just multiply the width by the height or use the calculator

Circles To measure the area of a circle, multiply the radius by itself, then by 3.14.

Note: The diameter is the length from side to side, going through the middle of the circle. The radius is half of the diameter. To get the radius divide diameter divided by 2.

Triangles To measure the area of a triangle, multiply the height by half of the base width.

Plan out your yard

You don't to draw your map to scale, just as long as the measurements are correct.