How To Measure For Your Sod Installation

To accurately measure your lawn or the area where the specific project will be use the following measuring guide as an aid to assist in purchasing the accurate amount of turf grass for your project. Seven Cities Sod only sells sod by the square yard. Use our calculators to determine the amount that you need.

Determine the square feet and yardage for a circle.

If your project is a circle then you will need to measure the radius first. The radius is the distance from the center of the circle to the outside line. Do not get this confused with the diameter, which is the full length across the circle.

Once you have the length of the radius you will need to multiply this number by 3.14 squared.


Circle's radius (r) is 10 feet. Multiply the known 3.14 by the radius squared.

   A=3.14 x r2 =Ex. (10 X 10 = 100)
   A=3.14 x 100
   A=314 square feet

If you know the radius you can use our calculator to let you know the square feet needed then you can convert the square feet into yards to determine the amount of sod to order.

First input the radius below....

radius = feet

Now put in the total amount from the 'Feet' column above in the input section below and the total amount of square yardage that you need will automatically appear. Remember to round up the square yardage to get the correct amount of sod needed for your project.

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Determine the square feet and yardage for a Square or Rectangle

If the area you are measuring is a square or rectangle then you simply take the length x the height.

Example: Square's or Rectangle's base is 10 feet, and the Square's or  Rectangle's height is 10 feet.

A=Base x Height
A= 10 x 10
A= 100 square feet

With a tape, measure the area of your planned lawn. Use our calculator below to determine the square footage of your area. When you have calculated the square feet then you can calculate the square yardage that you will need to determine the amount of sod that you need to order. Remember if your amount is not even then you will need to round up to the next number. For example if the amount of yards is 20.2 you will need to order 21 yards total.

Width Height Sq. Feet

Now that you have determined your square footage place that number in the input section below to determine the square yardage that you will need.

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Additional Sod Resources

Download and view PDF's on Turf grass sod installation, benefits, courtesy of Turf grass Producers International.

Benefits Of Turf grass

Artificial Grass and Turf. Separating Myth and Fact

Establishing Your Lawn

Measuring for Turf grass Installation

Turf grass Installation Guide

Why are Most Lawns Sodded

Seven Cities Sod Contact Information

Seven Cities Sod Address:
12554 210th Street
Davenport. IA 52806

Phone: 563.391.1663

Fax: 563.391.5790




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