# How to calculate grass sod?

To calculate how much grass you need, measure the area; get the length in feet and the depth in feet. Multiply these 2 numbers to get total square feet.

To calculate how much grass you need, measure the area; get the length in feet and the depth in feet. Multiply these 2 numbers to get total square feet. Divide this number by 9 to get square yards. The turf is sold by the piece and per square yard (which is 2.25 pieces).

To calculate the amount of grass you need to cover your lawn, you must determine square feet by multiplying width by length. If you have several rectangular surfaces, simply add them with our lawn calculator. Next, enter the area you want to cover, or divide the project area into rectangles, circles, and triangles if the area is unknown. The following diagram shows an example of how to divide the project area into simple ways.

After you've divided the shapes and dimensions of each one, connect them to the lawn calculator and hit calculate. Often 450 square feet of grass are loaded onto a pallet and that is what is used for the purposes of this calculator. However, this number will vary from farm to farm, so be sure to check with your supplier if you need an accurate quantity of pallets. Lawn laying for your new yard can definitely be done by yourself if you follow the proper procedures.

This lawn calculator should be used in conjunction with your provider's guidelines to get an accurate estimate. The most important thing is to plant the lawn QUICKLY after you bring it home. It won't take long for grass stacked on pallets to dry out, overheat and die. For a more detailed guide to lawn installation, see the This Old House page.

Here's how to measure the lawn in your garden. Take a piece of paper and draw the areas you want to soak. Divide the areas into the shapes listed below. Measure the areas and note their measurements.

Now, enter your measurements in our Lawn Area Calculator. Of their areas based on the equations listed below and the total. This lawn calculator will calculate the square footage, rolls and blades of grass needed to complete your project.

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