# How to work out square metres

Have you been looking to spruce up your backyard, but can’t figure out how much turf you need for the space? In this weeks article, we hope to help you work out how to calculate square meters to help you achieve your goal!

### How to measure a rectangle

To calculate how many square metres for a rectangle multiply the length x width.

### How to measure a circle

To calculate how many square metres for a circle multiply diameter x 0.80 then by diameter again.

### How to measure an oval

To calculate how many square metres for an oval multiply the length x 0.80 then by width.

### How to measure a triangle

To calculate how many square metres for a triangle multiply the length x width and divide by two.

### How to measure complex shapes

To calculate how many square metres for a complex shape first divide the total area into simple shapes and calculate these areas.

### How to calculate cubic metres (for soil)

To calculate how many cubic metres of soil you need,
you need to multiply the length width and height.

### Conclusion

It can be a hassle if you do not measure up properly before laying turf, as you may run out before you finish the job.

It is also crucial to always order extra turf, this allows you to cut in your turf properly around complex shapes and areas such as trees.

If you require any further tips on how to measure call our team on (07) 3114 8281. You can also pop in and order in person at our sales office at 1/243 Bradman Street, Acacia Ridge. The office opens Monday to Friday 7am to 5pm and Saturday 7am to 12pm. Our Acacia Ridge office also has a display area where you can kick off your shoes and try out our grasses before you buy.

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