Artificial turf has gained tremendous popularity in recent years, becoming the lawn superstar you never knew you needed. Its low-maintenance and visually appealing traits give traditional natural grass a run for its greenery. Now, if you’re contemplating the leap into the world of artificial turf, you’re in for a treat – we have an online calculator that will help you determine the cost and how much artificial turf you’ll need. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of calculating the right amount of synthetic turf for your project and explore the benefits of artificial turf along the way.

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Benefits of Artificial Turf

Before we dive into the calculations, let’s briefly explore the advantages of opting for artificial turf over natural grass. Artificial turf offers a range of benefits, including:

  • Low Maintenance: Say goodbye to mowing, watering, and fertilizing. Artificial turf requires minimal upkeep, saving you time and effort.
  • Water Conservation: With growing concerns about water scarcity in our Phoenix area, from Paradise Valley and further north down to Casa Grande, artificial turf is an eco-friendly choice that doesn’t require constant watering.
  • Year-Round Aesthetics: Unlike natural grass, which can become patchy and brown during certain seasons, artificial turf maintains its lush appearance year-round.

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Factors Affecting the Amount of Artificial Turf Needed

Several factors influence the amount of artificial turf required for your project:

  • Type of Turf Needed: We’re not into settling for mediocre turf products. Our rigorous selection process ensures our clients get only the best – TigerTurf and Everlast Turf. Two brands that match our high standards. Learn more about our turf here.
  • Project Area Size: The larger the area you want to cover, the more turf you’ll need. Accurate measurements are crucial here.
  • Shape and Layout: Irregular shapes or intricate layouts can impact calculations. Keep these aspects in mind when planning.
  • Waste Factor: Cutting and fitting pieces of artificial turf can generate waste. Factoring in a waste percentage ensures you have enough material.

Measuring the Project Area

To ensure you get the right amount of artificial turf, it’s vital to measure your project area accurately. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

  • Clear the Area: Remove any debris or obstacles from the area to get an accurate measurement.
  • Measure the Length: Use a tape measure to measure the length and width of the area. For irregular shapes, break them down into smaller sections and calculate accordingly.
  • Calculate the Width: Our turf is available in 15ft Rolls. After calculating the 10% waste factor, round up to ensure you have enough.

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Now comes the exciting part – using the online calculator to determine the exact amount of artificial turf you need. It considers the type of turf and the project area size, ensuring you get accurate results.

Using the Online Calculator

Let’s walk through the process of using the online calculator:

  1. Access the Calculator: Go here to access the online calculator tool.
  2. Input the Measurements: Enter the length and width of your project area into the calculator.
  3. Adjust the Waste Factor: Our turf is available in 15ft Rolls. Be sure to round up to make sure you have enough.
  4. Get Your Result: Voila! The calculator will provide you with the cost of the amount of artificial turf you need.

Example Calculations

To illustrate, let’s look at a couple of example calculations:

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Scenario 1: Small Backyard

☑ Type of Turf: 2-Tone Nylon
☑ Project Area: 15 ft x 16 ft
☑ Length: 20 ft
☑ Waste Factor: 10%
☑ Width in Multiples of 15: 16-30 ft
☑ Estimated Price: $$1,705.50

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Scenario 2: Complex Layout

☑ Type of Turf: Elite Pet Turf
☑ Project Area: Irregular shape, approximately 25 ft x 20 ft
☑ Length: 25 ft
☑ Waste Factor: 15%
☑ Width in Multiples of 15: 16-30 ft
☑ Estimated Price: $2,392.50

Professional Turf Monster’s Consultation

While online calculators are handy, consulting with Turf Monsters can provide valuable insights. Our expertise can help you fine-tune your calculations and ensure a successful installation. Check out our frequently asked questions page and reach out to us for any additional thoughts or concerns you may have!

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Measure Twice, Cut Once

The saying “measure twice, cut once” holds significant weight in artificial turf installation. Before beginning the installation process, grasping the precise quantity of synthetic grass required is paramount. You certainly wouldn’t wish to find yourself short of materials midway through the project!

Calculating the amount of artificial turf you need doesn’t have to be a daunting task. With the convenience of our online calculator, you can quickly determine the right amount of material for your project and immediately understand the investment you are making. Embrace the benefits of artificial turf in the Sonoran desert – low maintenance, water conservation, and year-round beauty!

Ready to get started on your artificial turf project? Try out our user-friendly online calculator and give us a call! We strive to make your transition to artificial turf as smooth as possible.