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 provides an instant result and surface protection. Only 8% of new lawns are seeded. Vegetatve turf normally comes in rolled strips (turf rolls) or turf slabs (see images below) 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 so you don't fall short. Normally a turf slab does not equate to 1m² e.g. Bunnings turf slabs or rolls are usually only 0.75m².