For those of you who do a lot of new sod install jobs - I have a tip for you; If you're like me, you always over-order on sod jobs just so you make sure you don't run out. Better to have 300 sq. ft. extra than be 50 sq. ft. short and not be able to finish the job that day, right? The sod farms I order from are a good 30-45 miles away and if you run short, your best bet is to drive to their farm the following morning and get another 50 or 100 sq. ft. or whatever you're short by - because they won't deliver nothing less than 1000 sq. ft. orders. Anyway, if you're like me in this - and you typically over order by a little bit - than that means at the end of the day, you're typically left with a few hundred sq. ft. of sod, right? And we all know day-old sod is pretty much dead sod. So this extra sod you're left with you gotta load up and haul it away somewhere, right? Well, one day I decided to try something different. We finished laying the sod about 1:00 p.m. and we had a few hundred extra sq. ft. left over. So I posted an ad on Craigslist under the FOR SALE - FREE area of their website. I said that we had 300 sq. ft. of fresh, good sod left over and if someone had the means to come pick it up, we'd give it to them and even help them load it up. I told them they'd have to come get it by 5:00 p.m. or else we were hauling it away to the dump. Within an hour, I had 20 people wanting that sod. All of them said they'd come over right away. And ever since then, that's how we get rid of our excess sod. 'Course it helps that I have a laptop and constant internet connection in my truck. But even if you don't have that, just a quick call to the wife at home or a friend at work can accomplish the same thing. It sure has saved us a lot of time and money in dumping fees over the last year. And I'm always amazed at how quickly it works. I get people hauling ass from all over town wanting that sod. It's hilarious to me because it's really only good if they use it that night or maybe the next morning. Plus, it's really not worth much. Anyway, just thought I'd share that. I guess it's good for us and it helps them out too.