Measuring For Sod
How to measure an area for sod square feet (sq.ft.)
Use the following methods to figure out how many square feet the area is you want to sod. It is best to run out of sod than to have too much due to its perishable nature. All of our sod is sold by the square foot (sq.ft.) so please measure in feet.
The following is how to measure different shaped areas. Get a piece of paper & a pencil and draw the areas to be sodded. Measure the areas and write down your measurements on the drawing. Break up the areas into the shapes below and figure out the square footage of each area. Add up all the totals from the different shapes and you will know how many square feet of sod you need.
* We cannot take back sod once it has left our farms or been delivered at your house. If you run out, we always have more. This is a guide to help you measure accurately. Check your numbers twice. We can not and do not take responsibly for footage figures unless we measure it ourselves. We do not figure areas from your numbers.
Square or Rectangle
To figure the area of a square or rectangle, measure the Length & Width and multiply.
Length x Width = Area
12 x 24 = 288 sq.ft.
A Right Triangle has one 90º corner. To figure the area of a right triangle, multiply the two sides that contact the right angle and divide by 2
Length x Width / 2 = Area
12 x 24 = 288 ÷ 2 = 144 sq.ft.
To figure the area of a circle, take the radius times the radius, then multiply by 3.14. Radius is a straight line from the center of a circle to the outside of the circle.
(Radius x Radius) x 3.14 = Area
6 x 6 = 36 x 3.14 = 113 sq.ft.
Irregular areas, break into one of the shapes. Figure out each shapes sq.footage. Circle is cut in half. Add up all the areas for total sq.ft. The sq.ft. for the circle is divided in 2.
288 + 144 + 56.5 = 488.5 sq.ft.