Artificial grass matting is unavoidable, similar to scratches on the floor! However, you can extend the time frame when turf looks just like installed. That is the...
Most artificial grasses come in 12 and 15 feet wide rolls. The length of the rolls can be up to 100 feet, but is usually shorter, as it gets too heavy to carry it. You can easily calculate the square footage of artificial grass that you need for your area, and we’ll give you tips on how to do it.
Walking the Perimeter
Walk heel to toe along the width and length of your space and multiply the dimension for the area of the rectangle. If the shape of your lawn is not perfect, think of a rectangle as you will have to purchase more material. Look for the areas where you can use large pieces cut from other sides of your future artificial grass lawn.
Using Other Objects to Estimate
A mid-size car takes about 80 square feet of space. Imagine how many cars you can park on your lawn. The roll width is approximately the same as two cars parked alongside each other. You can be pretty accurate with this approach. It works best using your phone.
Talking to a Professional
Invite a professional artificial grass installer for an estimate. Most companies will do it absolutely free. Please know that estimates may vary. The amount of grass claimed in the estimate may not be enough to complete installation if you cut the grass differently from what was in the estimator’s mind. Try to choose an estimator that mentions not only the area but also the amount of material that will be delivered.
Using Google Maps
This is how we measure our client’s yards if we don’t go in person. Google Maps provides a precise measurement of the area that the client is looking to install artificial grass. Go to Google Maps, put your address in the search, and click on the satellite view. Then you hold the control button on your keyboard and click on an area of your yard as a starting point of measurement. Once you have that first point, you can let get of the control key and click around your yard until it provides you with the area of your yard.
Important to Mention
As a rule of thumb, material costs less than quality labor. Therefore, an honest artificial grass installer is motivated to provide more material to minimize the number of seams. A dishonest installer may purchase less material and then try to save every penny on labor. Lengthy rectangular and uneven shapes require more labor and usually cost more per square foot to install artificial grass.