How much does turf cost?
Turf is very much like any other product – the cost depends on the quality. It may also vary between areas – depending on the distance between the turf farm and your garden; and on quantity. Very often the cost per roll is cheaper when you are ordering a large consignment.
Example: cost family grade turf for an average sized garden in Angus, Scotland
The cost of 105 m2 of Sportsman grade turf is £336.00
There’s a delivery charge of £14.40 (slightly more for a timed or a Saturday delivery) and I could have added topsoil and/or preturfing fertiliser if I’d wanted to.
So that’s £350.40 which works out at £3.34 per square metre.
A smaller lawn of 60 square metres came to £192.00 plus £14.40 delivery or £3.44 per square metre
A large lawn of 500 square metres was £1467.60 plus £14.40 haulage or £2.96 per square metre
Other turf grades were priced differently and please be aware that these prices were correct as of 4th May 2016 – if you’re reading this blogpost in the future – they may well have changed!
Which is the best turf for me?
There are lots of different types of turf. For a family lawn or for amenity landscaping choose one that contains ryegrass (it's hardwearing) and then match the grade to your budget - it's always better to buy the best you can afford, there is a difference in quality. The better it is, the easier it will be to work with.
How much will my turf cost?
Take a look on the Stewarts Turf website
On the home page, you’ll see a box that says “how much turf do I need?”
Type your measurements into the “area” box, check that the unit of measurement (metres or yards) is correct and then press “next”.
If you’re not sure how to calculate the area, click on the button beside either “rectangle” or “circle” and you will be prompted to type in the measurements of your lawn. The website will calculate the area for you.
The website will then show you which grades of turf are available and what the total cost will be for each grade. ….don’t forget to add the £14.40 delivery charge to the total!
How do I lay turf?