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sod ???

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by zmak, Apr 5, 2006.

  1. zmak

    zmak LawnSite Member
    Posts: 58

    looking to get the closest measurement for sod estimate.

    any formulas ??
  2. zmak

    zmak LawnSite Member
    Posts: 58

    i thought it was an easy question
  3. dcgreenspro

    dcgreenspro LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA
    Posts: 689

    measure the area and call the place where you will get the sod. they will be able to tell you how many sq. ft. are on a pallett. I think it's normally around 505sq. ft. good luck
  4. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,468

    length x width:clapping:
  5. barefootlawns

    barefootlawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 60

    there are 500 sq ft on a pallet here but in oklahoma it is simple just take the lenght X width and that is your sq ft
  6. lawnsplus

    lawnsplus LawnSite Member
    Posts: 107

    Our sod farms charge $1.55 per roll = 10 sq feet +TAX!!!!

    Do not forget to collect sales tax on your materials.

    The Tax Man will catch up with you eventually.

    Divide the property square footage by 10 and I know how many rolls I need.

    I call an hour in advance and they have it waiting when I get there.
  7. zmak

    zmak LawnSite Member
    Posts: 58

    This is what i figured. Here there is a sod farm that cuts the sod 18 x 36.
  8. lawnartisan

    lawnartisan LawnSite Member
    Posts: 55

    length times width in ft equals sq. ft. squared. measure all the major areas of the yard as square shapes. estimate the remaining areas. measure triangles like squares then divide by 2. you can also pretend curves are like triangles. estimate by measuring a triangle through the median of the curve.
  9. lawnartisan

    lawnartisan LawnSite Member
    Posts: 55

    18 x 36 is standard 5 sq. ft piece
  10. lawnartisan

    lawnartisan LawnSite Member
    Posts: 55

    or should i say pretend curves are like a line and run the line visually through the middle. buy some extra for trimmed scrap pieces that cant be used. and highball a little. if the farm is close you can also get a little more later. but sometimes you look stupid when you have too much extra.

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