Our sod is a blend of four types of bluegrass seed that is grown on either top-soil or peat. It is cut daily and to order, so it is fresh and immediately ready to install. Please note: sod grows the best in full sun areas. It requires a minimum of 6 hours of sunlight a day.
One piece, or roll, of sod measures 24″ x 60″ and covers 10 square feet. The thickness of the sod is approximately 3 inches and the weight is about 25 lbs. (it may be heavier if it has just rained). It is cut, stacked onto a pallet and is ready for pick-up or delivery. In order to keep our grass lush and green, it is mowed and irrigated daily and fertilized as needed. Sod can be planted or installed from early spring well into the fall. You can do it yourself or hire a professional landscaping business. Some landscapers will install underground irrigation systems and offer maintenance programs.
If you are picking up your sod, it is important to know the weight capacity of your truck or trailer. A full pallet of sod (84 rolls) weighs over a ton. We have included some standard truck and trailer sizes to help you determine the vehicle you’ll need.
- Chevy S-10: 35 rolls
- 1/2 ton (ex. Ford 150): 60-70 rolls
- One ton truck: 100 rolls
- Single-axle trailer: 60-70 rolls
- Double-axle trailer: 120 rolls
If you are bringing a trailer, we recommend bringing one similar to the one pictured at the right. Loading and unloading enclosed trailers must be done by hand and may be more difficult to unload.
Pricing is done by the square foot. Delivery is an additional cost that depends on the amount of sod needed, the distance from your home or job site to our farm and whether a forklift is needed to unload it. We also charge a refundable pallet fee of $10.00. Please contact our office for specific pricing.
To determine how much sod you will need:
- Measure the length of the area.
- Measure the width of the area.
- Multiply those two numbers-this is your square footage.
Pros and cons of sodding:
- More costly than seeding.
- Provides an instant lawn.
- Grass can be walked on immediately and mowed within a week.
- Sod can be pegged to keep it in place along hills and helps prevent soil erosion.
- Sod helps stop soil erosion more quickly than seed.
Pros and cons of seeding:
- Seeding is less costly.
- Seeded areas take longer to fill in.
- Heavy foot traffic and mowing must be avoided until the seedlings are established.
- Heavy rain and sloping may cause the seed to wash away.
Please note that both methods are affected by soil type, amount of sunlight and sufficient irrigation for growth. If you are unsure of your soil type, we recommend contacting your local county extension office and having it sampled. There is a small fee involved but you will save time and money in the long run by taking out the guess work.
Please see our installation and maintenance page for further details or contact our office with questions.