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Measuring Your Lawn for Sod Installation

Quantico Creek Sod Installation

There are a few different ways to measure your lawn for sod installation so you’re sure you have the right amount when it’s time to roll out your new lawn.

If you’ve ever envied a neighbor’s lawn, you’re familiar with the power that beautiful, green grass can have. An attractive lawn truly makes a difference in the appearance of your home! Sod is one way to achieve that. It’s a quick, simple, easy way to create a lush and beautiful lawn

Measuring sod and sod installation aren’t difficult, but it does require you to make those proper measurements so you know just how much sod you need. Get started with sod installation by knowing the best way to get the measurements you’re going to need to do the job right.

The Traditional Way

Normally, measuring sod involves sectioning your lawn off into squares. From there, you can measure the length and width of each square, either with a measuring tape or by pacing it off (3 feet is around the length of each pace). Then estimate how much area you lost by creating those squares. 

After this, you can get your total square footage by multiplying the length by the width of each square and adding in the additional area that you calculated earlier. This should give you an idea of how much sod you’ll need.

Using Your Phone

There are apps out there that are specifically made for measuring sod! Take a look at your phone’s app store and see if there’s one that fits the bill. Most of them will allow you to walk through your yard, click on points, and you wind up with an accurate, total square footage. This is how many professionals do this kind of work these days and should be accurate enough such that you buy the right amount of sod and are able to create the lawn of your dreams.

One Last Option

Here’s another trick. Go onto a computer and open Google Earth. Type in the address for wherever you’re trying to measure your lawn. At this point, it should zoom in on that location. On the right-hand side, select the measurement tool. This will let you click on a few points to create an outline of the lawn and will then give you an estimate of the measurements of that shape. 

This is a quick, easy way to get a rough estimate of how much sod you’ll need to purchase for a property, and while it may not be accurate enough to actually inform your purchase decision, it’s a great starting tool. It may also be a good way to get a starting estimate for a job if you’re working with multiple properties.

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