Sod is grass and part of the soil beneath it held together by its roots or sometimes held together by a thin layer of biodegradable material, it is generally used for landscaping.
Some of the benefits of Sod are:
Releases oxygen and cools the air
Fast and easy to build a lawn (Can be ready in 3 weeks)
Can be installed anytime as long as the ground is not frozen
Can help prevent flooding in the area, as it helps drain the water
Avoids soil erosion
Sod Is generally used in these places.
Lawns of buildings such as homes,schools and businesses
Sports stadiums and pitches
Sod is generally grown on specialist farms and they are also usually close to the desired market within a 100 miles to avoid the cost of transport and damaging the sod on the trip. The time it takes to grow and harvest sod is around 10-18 months depending on the climate. It is then harvested with specialized equipment, sod is usually harvested in a square or rectangular shape.
How to calculate how much sod you need
With a tape ,Measure the area in which you would like to lay sod, areas can be measured in squares, circles, rectangles and triangles. You can measure each shape separately and we will sum up the total amount of sod rolls needed.
Example 1: Rectangle Area
We measure a neighbors lawn, the lawn is a complete rectangle
The width of the lawn is 20ft and length is 15ft
We multiply the length by width: 20 X 15 = 300 Square feet
We need 300 square feet of sod for the lawn
Therefore if our sod rolls are 9 feet (300/9) we need 34 rolls
Example 2: Circle Area
We have another lawn but this one is shaped in a circle
We need to find the radius of the circle
Once the radius is known, use the formula of 3.14 X (radius X Radius>
Our radius is 11, 3.14 X (11 X 11) = 379.94 Square feet
379.94 square feet of sod is needed
We divide 379.94 square feet by our sod roll size: 379.94/9 = 43 sod rolls needed
Example 3: Triangle Area
There is a side of a lawn shaped as a triangle
We measure width and length and then divide by 2
The length is 15, width 10: (10 X 15)/2 = 75 square yards needs of sod
75/9 = 9 rolls of sod are needed
How to Use Sod calculator
Enter the measurements in feet for each shape according to your needs
For this calculator we will be assuming each roll of sod is 9 feet.
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