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Tools and Supplies to Measure Sod | ||||
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1 | Measuring tape | |||

2 | Wheelbarrow or garden cart | |||

3 | Shovel | |||

4 | Rake | |||

5 | Scissors or utility knife | |||

6 | Water hose or sprinkler | |||

7 | Fertilizer spreader (optional) |

Measuring sod is an important step in determining how much sod you need to purchase for your lawn or landscaping project. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to measure sod:

Step 1: Determine the area to be covered

The first step in measuring sod is to determine the area you need to cover. Measure the length and width of the area in feet using a measuring tape, and then multiply the length by the width to get the total square footage.

Step 2: Subtract any areas that wonâ€™t be covered

If there are any areas within the measured area that won't be covered by sod, such as a garden bed or walkway, subtract the square footage of those areas from the total square footage.

Step 3: Add 5-10% for waste

It's always a good idea to add an extra 5-10% to your total square footage to account for any waste or trimming that may be necessary during installation.

Step 4: Convert square footage to square yards

Sod is typically sold by the square yard, so you'll need to convert your total square footage to square yards by dividing by 9. For example, if your total square footage is 500, divide by 9 to get 55.56 square yards.

Step 5: Determine how many rolls of sod you need

The number of rolls of sod you need will depend on the size of the rolls and the square footage you need to cover. To determine how many rolls you need, divide the total square yards by the square yards per roll. For example, if the rolls of sod you are purchasing are 10 square yards each, divide 55.56 by 10 to get 5.56 rolls. Round up to the nearest whole number, which in this case would be 6.

By following these steps, you can accurately measure the amount of sod you need for your lawn or landscaping project.