How to Measure your Yard
After deciding your lawn needs new turf and deciding to go with sod, the next thing you will need to do is measure the area you want to install sod with tape to determine how much sod to order.
Measure your lawn to determine how many square feet of sod you need to order. Overestimating or underestimating the actual amount of sod you need can cause a lot of headaches.
Here Is How To Measure Your Yard.
1. Draw a diagram of your yard on paper.
2. Divide the area of your yard into smaller areas (rectangles or triangles).
3. Measure the sides of each section and log them onto your diagram.
4. Convert the measurements of each section into square feet.
5. Add the square footage of all sections of your lawn to get the total amount of square footage you need.
Most sod growers have a sod calculator to help you compute the total square footage you need for your lawn. All that is required is to enter the dimensions of sections or the entire area onto the sod calculator.
The calculator will then determine the total square footage you need, and the number of sod pallets you need. (if the grower you choose sells sod in pallets). Of course, you will need to know how many square feet are on a pallet of sod.
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The Sod Calculator
A sod calculator is a handy tool that calculates the total area you need to lay sod based on the measurements you provide.
The sod calculator typically has imperial units (inches, feet, or yards) and metric units (centimeters or meters).
The sod calculator uses different formulas to calculate the total area of sod depending on the shape of your entire yard or each section of your yard you need to lay sod.
A sod calculator is easy to use. You just need to enter the dimensions of your space, and the calculator will tell you how many square feet of sod you need for your lawn.
A sod calculator will give you this information:
Total area for sod installation ( in square feet).
The number of slabs you need.
The number of sob pallets you need.
Weight of the sod
Number of slabs with 10% allowance
Number of pallets with 10% allowance
Weight of the sod with 10% allowance
You can get all this information by simply entering the dimensions of your lawn space.
A sod calculator, as with all calculators, is more accurate than manual calculation.
n what you need. This will allow you to have some extra square footage of sod to cover measurement errors.
Here is a guide on calculating how much sod you need, depending on the shape of your lawn or the shape of each section of your lawn. Measurements should all be in feet.