Is size of sod improtant?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by heyakoni, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. heyakoni

    heyakoni LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    when determining how much sod is needed to cover an area, is it important to include the size of each peice of sod per sqft?
  2. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,167

    At times, sod does come in different sizes. I usually just tell them, "I need xxxx yards of sod" and let them tell me how much I need. I hope this helps some.
  3. The Elements Group

    The Elements Group LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 308

    measure by the sq/ft. zoysia has less on a pallet (due to wieght) good luck
  4. heyakoni

    heyakoni LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    thanks for the info.
  5. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
    Messages: 2,249

    Generally, generally sod comes in pallets of 500 sq. ft. Some exotic blends are sold in pallets of 450 sq. ft. By the pallet directly from the sod farm is the best deal. Home Depot or Lowes will cost something like $1.50/piece. Generally a piece is 2' x 16" from those places. Are you sodding Blue Grass and Fescue?
  6. heyakoni

    heyakoni LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    i am planting fescue.
  7. SunState Lawn Care inc

    SunState Lawn Care inc LawnSite Senior Member
    from Jax, FL
    Messages: 351

    We charge by the pallet or sq ft. Some pallets are being sold with less sq ft for a cheaper price so make sure how many SF are on the pallets you are getting.
  8. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,911

    get some good TTTF and seed it with some compost and be a hero, and keep the extra$ that the sod farm gets???

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