How to Calculate the Amount of Sod You Need

Calculating the correct amount of sod required for your lawn is essential. For your convenience, we have listed the most common shapes and the formulas you need to ensure you order enough sod for your landscaping needs.

Square or Rectangle

square or rectangle

Length (L) x Width (W) = Area (A)
90 ft x 50 ft = 4,500 sq ft

Triangle

triangle

0.5 x Base (B) x Height (H) = Area (A)
0.5 x 125 ft x 75 ft = 4,687 sq ft

Circle

circle

.8 x Diameter (D) x Diameter (D) = Area (A)
(within 5% accuracy)
0.8 x 50 ft x 50 ft = 2,000 sq ft

Ovals or Egg Shapes

Ovals or egg shape

0.8 x Length (L) x Width (W) = Area (A)
(within 5% accuracy)
0.8 x 60 ft x 40 ft = 1,920 sq ft

Unusual Shapes

unusual shapes

Divide the area into sections of regular geometric shapes, calculate the area of each section then total.

 

Irregular Shapes

irregular shapes

Find the length of the longest line across the area. Every 10 ft along the length line, measure the width of the area at right angles to the length line. Total all widths and multiply by 10.

Area = (A + B + C, etc) x 10
(32 ft + 50 ft + 45 ft + 17 ft) x10
144 x 10 = 1,440 sq st

 

Sod Information
  • Each roll is 7 sq ft (16" x 63")
  • 68 rolls per pallet
  • 476 sq ft per pallet
  • 9,520 sq ft per truck load
  • 20 pallets per truck load

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