HOW TO MEASURE FOR ARTIFICIAL GRASS

It's easiest to measure the length and width of the area in rectangle format no matter what shape. Just make sure its large enough to completely cover the area. Then calculate the total square footage needed keeping in mind our rolls are all 15 feet wide. You will also want the least amount of seams as possible so make sure you have enough turf to cover the entire area plus some extra. It is difficult to avoid excess material. Do not plan on re-using every excess trimming to jigsaw areas together. The least amount of seams is the most desirable.

 

Always make sure to order a minimum 1 extra foot more than needed to have at least 6" overage on each end to cover everything and leaving enough wiggle room to make any necessary adjustments. Remember, most buildings, walls, fences, concrete walkways/pads, etc. and even the factory cut turf edge will never be exactly straight or square so you will need to account for this and the final turf edge should be trimmed in place.

 

The Turf fiber direction normally runs north/south on the rolls. So all rolls must align properly when laying out and connecting multiple rolls. Turf is directional and if possible should face toward the main focal point. Most commonly this means, if it will be placed in the front yard, it should face towards the street. In the back, the synthetic grass should most commonly face back towards the house. There are always exceptions and you may need to weigh this against having an additional seam, if turned perpendicular, etc. This is not a hard rule and there are always exceptions. Layout assistance can be discussed with one of our experts.

 

EXAMPLES: 

Area Size 13' Wide x 27' Long, Order (1) 15' x 28' (You will trim need to off the extra 2' x 28' long piece)

Area Size 26' Wide x 14' Long, Order (1) 15' x 30' (You will make a cross-cut at 15' Long and have (2) 15' x 15' pieces joined together with a vertical seam. You will need to trim off a 4' x 15' piece of excess turf. 

Area Size 90' Wide x 30' Long, You could order (2) 15' x 92' rolls, or you could order (6) 15' x 32' Long rolls... Depends if you have the means of offloading and moving the larger rolls which may weigh in excess of 1,000 lbs. 

Please Note: Turf rolls are heavy and larger rolls are harder to move without equipment. Smaller rolls are lighter, but may require more seams. This will be a balance between budget and installation capability.   

SOME COMMON SYNTHETIC TURF TERMS:

Vertical Seams - Easier to seam and hide.

Horizontal or Cross-Cut Seams - Much harder to cut, seam and hide. Try to prevent this type of seam or connection with careful turf roll and layout planning.  

Turf Fiber Direction/Turf Lay/Tufting Direction all refer to which way the fibers lean. Make sure when connecting multiple pieces they are all facing the same direction. When possible face the turf towards the main focal point.

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