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How to measure an area for sod square feet (sq.ft.)

Use the following methods to figure out how many square feet the area is you want to sod. All of our sod is sold by the square foot (sq.ft.) so please measure in feet. When ordering you can give us the square footage or the number of "squares". Squares are the square footage divided by 100. For example, 6000 sq. ft./100 = 60 sq.

* We cannot take back sod once it has left our farms or been delivered at your house. This is a guide to help you measure accurately.

Square or Rectangle

To figure the area of a square or rectangle, measure the Length & Width and multiply.

Length x Width = Area

12 x 24 = 288 sq.ft.

Right Triangle

A Right Triangle has one 90º corner. To figure the area of a right triangle, multiply the two sides that contact the right angle and divide by 2

Length x Width / 2 = Area

12 x 24 = 288 ÷ 2 = 144 sq.ft.

Circle

To figure the area of a circle, take the radius times the radius, then multiply by 3.14. Radius is a straight line from the center of a circle to the outside of the circle.

(Radius x Radius) x 3.14 = Area

6 x 6 = 36 x 3.14 = 113 sq.ft

Irregular Areas

Irregular areas, break into one of the shapes. Figure out each shapes sq.footage. Circle is cut in half. Add up all the areas for total sq.ft. The sq.ft. for the circle is divided in 2.

288 + 144 + 56.5 = 488.5 sq.ft.