Turfgrass Area Calculations
For New Sod
How To Measure
Add the total lawn area measurement (a, c, d, e, and g) and subtract tree diameter measurements (f and h) for a total of ft².
TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL AND ACCURATE MEASUREMENTS
• Irrigation flags are an easy way to separate areas to be
measured or ones that have been measured.
• Establishing various geometric shapes are an easy way to
calculate areas that are regularly or even irregularly shaped.
• In some cases, it may be easier to measure plant beds,
mulch areas, etc. and subtract them from the total area of
• Online measurement tools using satellite imagery can also
be used to calculate turfgrass areas. Simply search the
web or ask your local TPI producer member for access to
The tools you will need include a tape measure or measuring
wheel, a pen and paper, and a calculator. Follow these simple
steps for accurate measurements each and every time!
Identify property boundaries of turfgrass areas to be
Assign various geometric shapes to turfgrass areas using
small flags or select points on permanent structures such as
sidewalk or driveway edges, home foundations, landscape
Measure the length, width, base, height, radius, or diameter
of the selected geometric shape.
Calculate the area of each geometric shape and sum them
together to determine the total turfgrass area.