Trying to determine how much sod you should order is an important but easy thing to
calculate. Take the area to be sodded and determine imaginary squares, rectangles, and triangles
to encompass the entire area.
Measure the length and width of the squares and rectangles. Multiply the length
measurement by the width measurement this will give you the number of square feet within the
area. Measure the length and width of the triangles. Multiply the length measurement by the
width measurement and divide the figure by 2 this will give you the number of square feet within
Add together all the square foot calculations from the squares, rectangles, and triangles
and you have the area within what you want to sod. To ensure you have enough sod ordered,
add an additional 3-5% to allow for trimming around any objects which may be present.
Now you are ready to call and order your sod for either delivery or pick-up on the day of
your choice. Please keep in mind that you only want to order as much sod as your crew can lay
in a four (4) hour period. If necessary split the amount of sod that you need into multiple
deliveries or pick-ups. This four (4) hour period is not nearly as critical in cool weather but is
extremely important as the temperatures increase.
Now the work begins.