How to Measure an Area for Sod

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.

To figure the area of a square or rectangle measure the Length & Width and multiply.

Shape Rectangle

Length x Width = Area
Example: 12 x 35 = 420 sq.ft.

To figure the area of a right triangle multiply the two sides that contact the right angle and divide by 2.

A Right Triangle has one 90º corner

Shape Right Triangle

Side 1 x Side 2 / 2 = Area
Example: 12 x 12 = 144 ÷ 2 = 72 sq.ft.

To figure the area of a circle take the radius times the radius, then multiply by 3.14.
Radius is half the distance across

Shape Circle

Radius x Radius x 3.14
Example: 6 x 6 = 36 x 3.14 = 113.04 sq.ft.

All irregular areas with straight lines break into right triangles.  Figure out each triangle’s footage, and add together.

Shape Irregular blankShape Irregular

Area 1 + Area 2 + Area 3 + ……. = Total area of irregular shape.
Example:  115 + 118 + 120= 353 sq.ft.

Sod Roll Calculator

Fill in the form below to figure out approximately how many rolls of sod you will need. Start by choosing the shape of the planned area.

Each standard size sod roll is 2′ x 5′ = 10 ft² per roll.

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