How Much Turf Grass or Sod Do I Need?

To calculate the square footage of sod you need for a project you should first divide the project areas into squares and rectangles.  Measure length times width of those areas then add them together for the total amount of sod needed for your project.

Use this handy sod calculator to do the math.

NOTE: It is very important that you order approximately 5% – 10% extra turf for filing odd spaces and to cover the inaccuracy of measurements. Be sure and check your measurements carefully.

How do I determine how much grass I need?

Determine the areas that you want to lay grass. Measure length X width of these areas. This will give you your total square footage. Divide that number by 9 and that will give you your total square yardage needed. Add 5-10% for irregular areas and for trimming.

How much area does 1 pallet cover?

Each pallet is 50 square yards or 450 sq.ft.

How long can the grass sit on the pallet?

We advise you to plant the grass immediately. The longer it sits on that pallet the more stress you put on the grass. During the warm season you MUST plant immediately.


About Grimes Grass

Grimes Grass is one of the oldest and largest established turf grass firms in the local Houston area. Homeowners, contractors, and businesses alike can all benefit from the years of experience and expertise available from Grimes Grass. Whether it is for sports field, golf course, home lawn, business, or park renovation, consultation, or installation, Grimes Grass can cater to your every need.
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