Planting methods depend on whether you are laying vegetative turf (sod) or using seed. Most lawns or recreational areas are laid as vegetative turf, which normally comes in rolled strips or turf slabs that are 45-50 cm wide. If you are purchasing turf from a retailer and not direct from the turf supplier, check to see what size or area of the turf they are selling i.e. normally a turf slab or roll does not equate to 1m². So don't fall short.