# measuring for sod

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by labrador2, Apr 18, 2010.

1. ### labrador2LawnSite Memberfrom Quincy,Ill.Posts: 34

I Am not a math guru.I am bidding a sod job that is 1100 square '.The sod comes 6'x18" what do I need sod wise to do the job.Thank you.
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2. ### Firefighter337LawnSite Senior Memberfrom Augusta, GAPosts: 373

1100 sq feet?

If so, you need to order 1100 sq feet. I have never heard anyone having to order rolls individually. It is normally per pallet.

3. ### labrador2LawnSite Memberfrom Quincy,Ill.Posts: 34

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4. ### Pennings GardensLawnSite Memberfrom Culpeper, VAPosts: 75

6' X 1.5' = 9 sq/f

1100 / 9 = 123 rolls

It's not rocket science dude! but honestly if you tel you supplier you need 100 sq/f they will figure it out, I have never ordered per roll...

5. ### labrador2LawnSite Memberfrom Quincy,Ill.Posts: 34

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6. ### labrador2LawnSite Memberfrom Quincy,Ill.Posts: 34

Thanks, I just wanted some info. not have in my intelligence questioned.I obviously have never purchased sod before.So the question I had may seem like a no brainer to you. Its all new to me. Thanks again
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7. ### JB1LawnSite Fanaticfrom From the hills of beautiful Southern IndianaPosts: 5,901

I just measure it out in square feet and then convert it into square yards and call and tell them how many yards I need and they will cut me whatever I need, around here they deal in square yards.

8. ### labrador2LawnSite Memberfrom Quincy,Ill.Posts: 34

Thank you.
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9. ### RivervalleylawnsLawnSite Memberfrom OklahomaPosts: 146

Pallets are usually really close to 500 square feet. I think mine are like 463 or around there. Good luck.
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10. ### RivervalleylawnsLawnSite Memberfrom OklahomaPosts: 146

O yea make sure you have a landscape
Rake to level out the ground before
Hand. Also don't forget to roll it.
There is my free advice for the day!
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