One of the first steps you’ll need to take in installing sod is to measure the area you need to cover. Measure the length by the width to get the square footage (or measure the diameter if the area is circular). To make the process even easier for you, we provide what we call the “Grasstimator,” which will help you calculate exactly how much sod to purchase (you can find this application on the home page).
But just how big is one sod pallet, anyway? Our pallets each hold 171 individual sod pieces that are stacked on a 4’ x 4’ wooden pallet. When laid out, one pallet of sod will cover 450 square feet.
To get an idea of how much area one sod pallet covers, see the picture of the lawn at right.
Now for the sake of visualization (and a bit of fun), let’s take a look at how many pallets of sod it would take to cover some famous places & spaces:
To completely resurface one of the courts used for the U.S. Open Tennis Championship, expect to lay 6.2 pallets to cover the 2,808 square feet.
Say the Super Dome wants to ditch the artificial stuff. Get last year’s champions to help you install the 133 sod pallets you’ll need to cover the 60,000 square foot playing surface.
If Moscow’s Red Square was interested in “going green,” it would take just over 562 pallets of sod—that’s 253,000 square feet.
Want to give New York City’s Central Park a brand new grassy lawn that covers it from end to end and from side to side? That’ll take 86,666 sod pallets. Hope you brought a friend to help!
And now for the big one — and yes, the best: It would take over 16 BILLION pallets of sod (16,256,204,800 to be exact) to cover our Great State of Texas. All the other states would turn green with envy!
Here at The Grass Outlet, we’re here to walk with you through every step of the sod process. Take a look around our website or contact our office to get the answers you need.