Are you looking for ways to measure your garden for artificial grass?
If you’re considering investing in artificial grass for your garden, you may wish to get a good idea of costings. This is actually something you can do yourself before an on-site survey.
It’s something you can do if you’re still researching your options, and don’t necessarily want a consultation yet. You might even be concerned about wasting an installer’s time by getting them out to assess your garden when you’re not sure it’s a viable option.
Getting measurements can also help when asking for a quote from an installer. You can enter your rough measurements down on a quote form, so that when they call to discuss your options further, they can help you determine whether the project is within budget before an on-site survey is booked in.
As an artificial grass specialist, I’m going to talk you through how you can effectively measure your garden for artificial grass. But first…
Here’s a list of what you’ll need
Luckily, measuring your garden by yourself isn’t too complicated a process. You will need:
- A measuring tape
- A pen
- A calculator (or use the one on your smart phone)
TIP: Don’t have a measuring tape? You can still roughly measure your lawn – we’ve provided the info below!
How to measure your garden for artificial grass
This is the most accurate way to measure your lawn by yourself. Even if you’re a little bit out, you should still get a good idea of around how much you can expect to pay for your artificial lawn (and possibly how long your installation will take, if you have a particularly big garden and are concerned).
Step 1. Take measurements along the longest and widest points of the area
You should aim to measure your lawn as if it’s a square/rectangle. So, if you have curved angles or a triangle/unusual shape, just follow the same instructions. The grass is best laid in lengths moving away from the house, not across the garden, so that the pile is at its best viewing angle.
TIP: If you don’t have a measuring tape, you can stride the area out. Each large stride should be equal to about a metre in length, so use this method to measure the longest and widest points of the area. It’s a rougher method, but your best option without a measuring tape.
Step 2. Multiply the width by the length
Doing this will give you the square meterage of the area. It’s really that simple!
Bear in mind, when landscaping your garden, and purposely installing an area for fake grass to be fitted in, the grass comes in two and four-metre widths. The length, however, is never an issue, so any wastage will be determined on the width of the installation area.
Step 3. Multiply the square meterage by the price of your desired product
This last step should give you a rough costing of your new artificial lawn. We say a ‘rough costing’ as most installers or specialists will take various factors into account when pricing a garden.
These factors include ground preparation work (installing a sub-base), choice of grass, and access to your garden.
Advice from an artificial grass specialist
Remember, an artificial grass specialist or installer should be happy to come out and measure your lawn as part of an on-site survey. You can also call them for advice if you’re unsure about how to measure your garden yourself. If you have your measurements, they can even help you out with a rough costing before calling anyone out!
We have many customers who call us to get an indication of cost before they get us out for a visit. We always advise on how to do this properly, using the instructions above. It shouldn’t take long at all, and it allows the customer to get an idea of price before they get a survey booked. We do advise this is a rough price, as sleepers, edging etc, isn’t included in the cost.
However, it shouldn’t be far out from what you’ll roughly be looking at.
I hope I’ve been of some help when determining how to measure your garden for artificial grass. Just follow the steps above for a quick, easy way of calculating your overall costs.
This tool should be helpful in giving you an idea of how much it’ll cost if you want a supply and fit service from an artificial grass specialist, using high quality artificial grass.
Do you have any questions about measuring your garden for a new artificial lawn? If so, please drop me a comment below. I promise to reply!