Lawn Layouts: A Deep Dive into Turf Sizes and Turf Rolls

Have you ever dreamed of having the perfect lawn – the kind of lawn that makes your neighbors green with envy?

Achieving this dream is not only possible but also more convenient than you might think. In this blog, we’ll give you a deep dive into the factors of turf sizes and turf rolls, and how you can easily achieve your perfect lawn by laying turf.

Understanding Turf Size

The size of turf refers to the dimensions of the individual rolls or pieces of grass that make up your new lawn. This seemingly minor detail can significantly impact the installation process and the overall appearance of your landscape.

Turf Rolls

What are standard turf sizes?

In Australia, standard turf sizes can vary, but they typically come in the following dimensions:

  1. Small Rolls: These are usually around 300mm (width) by 600mm (length).
  2. Medium Rolls: Medium-sized rolls are approximately 400mm (width) by 1.2 meters (length).
  3. Large Rolls: Larger rolls can measure around 600mm (width) by 2.4 meters (length) or more.

At Buy Turf Online we use a standard size roll for Australian lawns, which sits between a medium and large size.

Our turf rolls are 1.7 metres long and 0.6 metres wide which is perfect for easy installation of your new lawn as well as versatility across different yard sizes.

What is the length of a turf roll?

The length of a turf roll in Australia can vary depending on the type of roll and supplier and typically ranges from 1.2 metres to 2.4 metres.

At Buy Turf Online our rolls are 1.7 metres long to accommodate various yard sizes and landscaping needs as well as maintaining lawn freshness after the turf is harvested and rolled.

Understanding Turf Size

Benefits of Roll-On Turf

One of the most convenient and efficient ways to achieve a lush new lawn is through the use of roll-on turf.

It’s no surprise Australian’s choose to lay turf considering the benefits, including: 

  • Instant transformation
    Roll-on turf instantly transforms your landscape. Instead of waiting for seeds to grow or plugs to spread, you can enjoy a beautiful lawn right away.
  • Reduced growth time
    Roll-on turf reduces the time needed for your lawn to become established. The grass is already mature when it’s delivered to your doorstep.
  • DIY-friendly
    For those with a knack for DIY projects, roll-on turf is a great option. It’s a manageable project for homeowners who want to enhance their outdoor space themselves.
  • Wide choice of turf varieties
    For those who have a particular lawn aesthetic in mind, there is a particular turf variety for you. From bright green to deep green, from quick growth to low maintenance – explore our wide range of warm season grasses.

The Process of Installing Turf

Regardless of the turf roll size or turf type you choose; the installation process follows some essential steps:

Step #1 – Site preparation
Prepare the area by clearing it of debris, rocks, and any existing vegetation.

Step #2 – Soil preparation
Ensure the soil is level, and if necessary, add amendments like compost or topsoil for improved soil quality.

Step #3 – Laying the turf
Carefully lay the roll-on turf pieces, ensuring they fit together seamlessly in a brickwork pattern.

Step #4 – Post-installation care
Once you have your lawn installed, water the turf thoroughly to help it settle into the soil. Follow a maintenance routine that includes mowing, watering, and fertilising.

Read more about how to lay turf.

The Process of Installing Turf

How much turf do you need for your yard?

Determining the amount of new turf you need for your yard is an essential step in ensuring your lawn is installed successfully.

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Step #1 – Measure Your Yard
Measure the length and width of your yard in meters. For irregularly shaped areas, divide them into simpler shapes and measure each separately.

Step #2 – Calculate the Area
To find the total area of your yard, multiply the length by the width. For example, if your yard is 10 meters long and 5 meters wide, the total area is 10m x 5m = 50 square metres (m²).

Step #3 – Adjust for Wastage
It’s advisable to account for some wastage due to trimming and fitting. Typically, add an extra 5% to the total area calculated in step 2. In our example, with 5% wastage, you would need turf to cover 52.5 square metres.

Luckily, you can do step 2 & 3 with our turf calculator.

How many rolls of turf per m2?

At Buy Turf Online, our turf rolls are exactly 1m2 each. This makes it quite easy to work out how much turf you need to order.

How do you calculate m2 of turf?

Luckily, we have a turf calculator that will help you calculate exactly how much turf you need to order for your yard. It also has instructions to help you calculate the m2 of your yard.

What are the roll out lawn prices?

Turf prices vary for our different turf types, however with each variety you can be assured you’re getting a Lawn Solutions Australia lawn that comes with a 10-year warranty.

Laying down the new rolls of lawn

Lawn Turf Rolls Frequently Asked Questions

How big is a roll of grass?

It’s essential to note that specific grass roll dimensions may vary among turf suppliers, however landscapers typically expect a standard size of 1m2.

How many metres is a roll of turf?

While it changes for each turf provider, our rolls are an industry standard size of 1m2. This is due to our rolls being 1.7 metres long and 0.6 metres wide.

How much does a 1m2 roll of turf weigh?

This will depend greatly on your chosen turf variety, however, typically our turf rolls will be about an inch thick and weigh 10kg – 15kg.

What is a roll of lawn called?

A roll of lawn is commonly known as a ready-to-roll lawn or turf roll but are also sometimes referred to simply as “turf” or “sod.” In Australia, you can commonly find them under names like “roll-on turf” or “instant turf.”

How many rolls of turf do I need?

How many rolls of turf you need will greatly depend on the size of the area you’d like to turf. You can easily work this out with our turf calculator.

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