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Old 04-15-2013, 08:49 AM
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How to tell how much SOD you need?

I am sorry if I posted this in the wrong part of the forum. Just noticed there was another section for lawns and stuff like this.

So I have a customer who wants SOD done this year and I was wondering seeing as Ive never priced out sod or don't even know how much to get.

the customers yard is 30 ft x 28 ft

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30' x 28' = 840sqft

So you need 840sqft of sod.

Here sod comes 450sqft/pallet.
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:36 PM
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30' x 28' = 840sqft

So you need 840sqft of sod.

Here sod comes 450sqft/pallet.
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So that's how you count it out?

ft x ft = how much sqft i need?
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:44 PM
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Get two pallets. Sod is heavy, so if your rig can't hadle it have it delivered. Add that to bill. Count on 10% waste/crappy pieces so you shouldn't have much left over.
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Depending what kind of turf it will be rolled up or in 18x24 tiles like St Augustine or Bahia. That's not a big job. Scalp the old stuff down, dig out and big clumps and level with a bow rake. Keeps the seams tight and water daily for two weeks. Starter fert is a good idea too, under the newq sod.
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:50 PM
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Get two pallets. Sod is heavy, so if your rig can't hadle it have it delivered. Add that to bill. Count on 10% waste/crappy pieces so you shouldn't have much left over.
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Bingo!!!
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Call your local sod supplier with your dimensions. Sod up north is cut different from that down south. 2 foot x 5 foot rolls (10 square feet) is common up here. That would be 84 rolls for your job.
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What kind of grass are you getting? That's a small area you won't need a sod cutter.
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:05 PM
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What kind of grass are you getting? That's a small area you won't need a sod cutter.
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I have no clue yet. I still need to look around for a sod suppiler. Then I gotta level out the ground, she has a decent amount of holes.

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