With turf, you can transform your dreary garden into a green space that is well worth seeing. The cost of laying the turf depends on the type, type of laying and the costs for the company or specialist. A good overview of the individual items is helpful if you want to calculate in advance how high the price for the project could be.

Rolled turf: varieties and prices

When choosing the turf you are literally spoiled for choice. There are different varieties on offer, which are suitable for different loads and types of garden design. These differ in the following aspects:

  • used grasses
  • Sward density
  • Regeneration speed

Because of its properties, classic play lawns are better suited for families with children and pets than premium lawns, which require a lot of care and are the ideal ornamental lawn for many. However, turf turfs have one thing in common: their dimensions and weight. A role of lawn in detail:

  • Weight: depending on the weather between 15 and 20 kg
  • Turf height: 1.5 to 3 cm
  • Dimensions as a hand roll: 40 cm wide x 40 cm high
  • Dimensions rolled out: 250 cm length x 40 cm width

These default values ​​make it easy to lay turf and determine what the lawn needs to be. One roll corresponds to one square meter of turf. That means, if you want a lawn with 40 square meters, you end up ordering 40 of the so-called small rolls. Below you will find information on the individual types of lawn and their prices.

Tip: You can save costs, the larger the amount of turf you have ordered. Turf turf is more expensive in small quantities and so, for example, from a quantity of 20 square meters you save up to five or ten percent per roll, with a purchase of 100 m² even 16 to 20 percent.

Playing lawn

Play lawn is specially designed for use in gardens and offers a robust sward that regenerates quickly and even under stress. They have a high shear strength and are usually coarser in relation to the leaves, which has a positive effect on the robust properties of the lawn. They can even be used in direct sunlight. The prices for playing lawn are around two euros per square meter. The composition of the lawn in detail:

  • Wiesen-Rispengras (bot. Poa pratensis): 40 percent
  • Autumn red fescue (bot. Festuca nigrescens): 35 percent
  • Hair-leaved fescue (bot. Festuca trichophylla): 10 percent
  • Rotschwingel (bot. Festuca rubra subs. Rubra): 10 percent
  • Red ostrich grass (bot. Agostis capillaris): 5 percent

Robust play lawn (lawn for use)

The grass for use is a more robust version of the play lawn, which, due to the choice of grass, can withstand higher loads, for example romping on the lawn. This can be seen above all from the coarse texture that can withstand movements of any shape. The prices are three euros per square meter. The composition as follows:

  • German ryegrass (bot. Lolium perenne): 40 percent
  • Meadow bluegrass: 30 percent
  • Rotschwingel: 20 percent
  • Trügerischer Rotschwingel (bot. Festuca rubra subsp. Commutata): 10 percent

Shadow lawn

The shadow lawn is suitable for use in places that do not get a lot of light, for example due to trees or the location. For this purpose, grasses are chosen that can grow in partial shade, which allows you to use them for such places so that there are no bald spots due to lack of light. They also store a lot of moisture, which is important if you have conifers that draw a lot of water from the soil. You have to pay around 3.50 to 7 euros for one square meter of shaded lawn. The following composition makes up a shadow lawn to enable you to have a lawn in dark areas:

  • Hainrispe (bot. Poa nemoralis): 30 Percent
  • German ryegrass (bot. Lolium perenne): 20 percent
  • Common panicle (bot. Poa trivialis): 20 percent
  • Meadow bluegrass: 15 percent
  • Deceptive red fescue: 15 percent


The Mediterranean lawn can be used for special garden projects that should correspond to the Mediterranean area. He only relies on two types of grass, which provide a deep dark green color. The leaves are quite bristly and together with plants from the Mediterranean area, the lawn looks harmonious. It is also resistant to drought. Mediterranean turf is not offered by all suppliers and is therefore a bit more expensive with costs of around six to ten euros per square meter.

  • Rohrschwingel (bot. Festuca Arundinacea)
  • Meadow rice grass

Premium breeds

Premium lawn can be called luxury lawn. This type of turf convinces many garden owners with its longevity and the composition, which ensures a robust sward and a fresh, intense color. Despite the high quality, the costs for the premium turf are not that high and amount to between four and ten euros, depending on the manufacturer. The following grasses are used for this:

  • Rotschwingel
  • Ryegrass (bot.Lolium perenne)
  • various bluegrass (bot. Poa)


The sports turf is designed in a similar way to the play turf, but can be used without any problems for sports fields and areas that have to withstand high loads. The different composition ensures a lawn that can withstand even football boots. The costs are around two to five euros per square meter with the following composition:

  • different sub-varieties of meadow bluegrass: 60 percent
  • different types of ryegrass: 40 percent
Tip: Another type of lawn is golf turf, which requires intensive care and is specially designed for the demands of sport. The high maintenance effort and the density of the sward are particularly suitable for golf courses, but the maintenance costs would be far too high in your own garden.

Laying costs

The installation by a company or supplier who offers the turf together with the installation represents one of the highest aspects of costs. On average, the costs are made up as follows:

  • Have turf laid: 7-10 euros per square meter
  • Floor preparation (depending on the condition of the floor): 5 – 15 euros per square meter
  • watering and fertilizing: about 1.25 euros per square meter

These are the typical costs that are charged by suppliers in Germany for laying turf. Per square meter you come to costs between 13.25 euros and 25 euros plus the cost of the turf. If you decide on a classic playing lawn, which costs two euros per square meter, you come to 15.25 euros to 27 euros per square meter. If your lawn is to be around 100 square meters, you would get a price of 1,525 to 2,700 euros. Additional costs of around 15 euros per cubic meter are incurred if additional topsoil is required for soil preparation.

Example calculation for 250m² of rolled turf including laying at an average price of 19 euros and floor preparation 50m³ at 15 euros per m³:

  • Ground preparation: 750 euros
  • Rolled turf all inclusive: 4750 euros

In total, there are 5,500 euros on the bill. For many, a small fortune that may also have to be financed . Funding that is freely available is best suited here.

Delivery costs

The delivery costs vary greatly from company to company. However, you can keep costs down if suppliers don’t have to travel long distances. It is also advisable to look out for installation prices that already include the delivery costs. Some suppliers offer free delivery within a radius of up to 15 to 50 kilometers. It is best to find out about delivery costs directly from the company or the nursery.
Rolled turf is a simple and cost-effective variant, with which you can look forward to a dense, green lawn in a short time. The costs are kept within limits if you do not order too few turf and do not live far away from the company that takes over the laying and delivers the turf. It is particularly cheap if you choose a classic play lawn.

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