Buying Sod - How to measure your yard for planting sod

Hank Kerfoot - Thursday, August 30, 2012

buying sod

How to determine the square footage of your yard when buying sod.


Replacing your damaged lawn with sod is the best way to have your lawn green and healthy again. The following are the steps to take in determining how much sod you need to order.

1. The first step is to measure the depth and width of your front yard and then multiply the numbers to get the square footage of the front. Record the number on a piece of paper.

2. Now using the same process, measure the back yard and add the total to the paper.

3. Measure any other areas that require sod following the same process.

4. Add all the numbers together to determine the total square footage to be sodded. For example, if your back yard is 30 feet by 30 feet, the square footage of your back yard is 900 feet. If your front yard is 40 feet by 40 feet, the square footage is 1,600 feet. If your side yard is 10 feet by 20 feet, the square footage is 200 feet. The total square footage of your yard would be 2,700 feet.

5. Next, you will need to check with your local sod supplier to find out the size of the cut sod. If they are cut into 2 by 5 pieces, you will need to divide the square footage total by 10 to determine how many pieces you will need.

For the highest quality sod, contact the experts at Modern Turf.

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