If you choose to install our turf yourself plan carefully when placing your order.
Be sure to:
Before placing your sod order, have the site prepared for the sod. You will want to be prepared to install the turf as soon as possible after it is delivered. If you are unable to install the sod immediately upon arrival try to store the sod in a shaded area.
Determine the amount of sod you will need by multiplying the length by the width to get the total square footage (example: an area 12 feet wide by 20 feet long /12*20= 240 square feet). A good rule of thumb is to order approximately 5% more sod than the actual measurement to account for measuring mistakes and irregular shaped areas. Use our sod calculator (below) to help you determine the square footage.
If you plan to pick your sod up yourself, call for “sod farm pick-ups” at least one day in advance.
Sod orders that you wish to have “delivered” should be placed at least one week in advance to avoid possible weather related delays.
All Green Horizons Turf Farms sod is guaranteed fresh cut to order to insure that each customer receives the freshest product possible. However, sod is a perishable product and we strongly recommend that all sod be installed as soon as possible after delivery and watering should begin after a maximum of 300 square feet have been installed.
Sod Specifications Include:
Each roll of sod = 5’long by 2’ wide for a total of 10 square feet
Each roll= Average weight is 35-40 lbs (Depending on moisture content)
Each roll = ½” to ¾” thick on average
One full pallet = 640 square feet (64 rolls that are 10 square feet each)
Each pallet = 2500lbs (approximate average weight that varies due moisture content)
SOD CALCULATOR: Measure the area (in feet) in which you are laying the sod.
To find the area of:
Square or rectangle
multiply the width times the length. (Area=Length x Width)
multiply the two longest sides together, and then divide by 2. (Area=B x H/2)
take the radius (the distance across the middle of circle) and square it (multiply it by itself), then take this number and multiply it by Pi (3.14). (Area = πr2)
roughly divide the area into squares, triangles, etc. Calculate each separate piece and add them together.
Our sod is available for pickup Monday
- Saturday in Charles Town WV or ask us about delivery
to your home or business in West Virginia, Northern
Virginia, Washington DC or Frederick MD, Hagerstown,
Northern Montgomery County Maryland.