How do I calculate how much sod/soil I need?

Sod Calculations:

Square or Rectangle Area = length x width

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Circle Area = 3.14 (pi) x R2

 

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Triangle Area = base x height divided by 2

 

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Trapezoid Area = base 1 + base 2 divided by 2 x height

 

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For irregular areas: as best as you can, divide the area into sections of regular geometric shapes, calculate the area of each section, then total.

Topsoil Calculation:

To calculate how many cubic yards of topsoil you need, take your total area in square feet and divide by 9, then divide by 36, and then multiply by the depth in inches.

How far in advance do I need to order?

Delivery:

Please order approximately 3-4 days in advance for delivery. All of our trucks carry truck mounted forklifts, which are able to unload the sod and place it where it is needed providing there is room to get there. We deliver on a daily basis into Lethbridge and area. On select days we also deliver to all rural Southern Alberta communities as well as Calgary, BC, and Saskatchewan.

Pick Up:

Please order 1 day in advance for pick up. Sod will be available at our convenient Coaldale location, 1 km west of Coaldale on Hwy #3.

 

What kind of vehicle do I need to pick up sod?

  • a 1/2 ton carries approximately 500 ft2
  • a 3/4 ton carries approximately 700 ft2
  • pallets are 4 ft x 4 ft, cover 700 ft2 and weigh about 3,000 lbs

**Please remember to bring your own straps and tarps to secure the load you are picking up.**

Why are most lawns sodded?

Is a turfgrass sod lawn less work?

Yes, a turfgrass sod lawn needs no special care because it is a healthy mature lawn when it is installed, whereas a sprigged, plugged or seeded lawn requires years of nuturing to reach maturity. Turfgrass sod is grown under expert supervision from either top quality seed blends or certified sprigs. After it has been installed, just water, mow and fertilize as needed and it will remain a healthy, green carpet of grass requiring very little maintenance.

When can I install a turfgrass sodded lawn?

Turfgrass sod can be installed anytime during the year when it is available. There is no need to wait for the “right” time of the year.

Can turfgrass sod withstand heavy usage?

Because turfgrass sod establishes itself very quickly, it is ready for full use within a couple of weeks. It creates the perfect surface for lawn games, family get togethers and outdoor activities. With today’s blends of hardy grasses, turfgrass sod is often chosen for parks, golf courses, athletic fields, as well as residential areas and commercial developments.

Is a turfgrass sodded lawn a good investment?

Yes – it’s the only way to go from bare soil to a lush lawn in just hours. Yet, it is relatively inexpensive to use. In the few hours it takes to install your turfgrass sod lawn, your property value increases significantly while you enjoy the beauty and convenience it has to offer.

How does turfgrass sod affect our environment?

Because of today’s ecological concerns, many people are considering turfgrass sod because of the environmental and health benefits it has to offer. Turfgrass sod cools and cleans the atmosphere, releases oxygen, stores carbon, breaks down other harmful pollutants, enriches the soil, helps to minimize dust, provides substantial erosion control, helps ground water recharge and minimizes storm water runoff. As it grows, turfgrass silently contributes to a healthier environment. To learn more about turfgrass sod, visit www.turfgrasssod.org. For information about the environmental, human health, recreational and community benefits of turfgrass sod, visit www.thelawninstitute.org.