A little math help please

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by lawnfreak, Mar 18, 2006.

  1. lawnfreak

    lawnfreak LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    I need to lay approx. 150 sq. yds of sod. The sod comes on pallets of 50 yds and is $1.25 a yard. Does the 50 yds that are on the pallet equal 50 linear yds or 50 sq yds. And if it is 50 linear yards, then how do i determine how many pallets i need for 150 sq. yds. Thanks
  2. bumper

    bumper LawnSite Member
    from So. Cal
    Messages: 187

    Usually comes in 500 sq. yards to a pallet...nothing in linear feet where sod is concerned
  3. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Messages: 793

  4. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,778

    That would be 500 square feet to a pallet. In some regions they sell it by the square yard because a 9 square foot strip is a good managable size (3x3=9 = sqyd, but cut around 18"x6'). pallets run between 500 and 600 SF depending on the supplier. That fills a palletroughly 4'x4'x4+' high. That is all that will fit.

    No one sells it by linear foot.
  5. bumper

    bumper LawnSite Member
    from So. Cal
    Messages: 187

    lol..boy did I miss type that...good catch....rough nite...lol

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