Do I need new turf blend soil If I buy sod? How do I calculate?

adding new turf blend soil to a new lawn from sod

Adding new turf blend soil to a new lawn will be critical to the new lawns growth for many years. Preparation is the most important stage when installing new sod. We suggest a minimum depth of 3 inches of new soil over top of an old lawn base, meaning over top of a soil that would be reasonable for growing in. If you are starting new 6-12 inches would be ideal.

How do I calculate how much turf blend soil I need?

To calculate the amount of soil you need in cubic yards (Cubic yards is the standard measurement for soil and landscape products) you need to determine 2 items:

  1. Square footage of the area you wish to cover
  2. Depth of the material in inches.

Once you have determined the square footage and depth simply divide by:

3 Inch depthDivide square footage by 108
6 inch depth54
12 inch depth27
2 inch depth164
1 inch depth327
18 inch depth14
No need to remember this calculation, just use the link below to get a price quote…. we do all the calculations for you.

New soil for new sod allows the roots to penetrate deep into the sub layer below. Having a strong root system in your turf will allow the plant access to water, nutrients and oxygen all things your new lawn needs to keep healthy.

It is wise to always purchase new soil anytime you are laying a new lawn from sod.

You can purchase top soil for new lawn from BC Instant Lawns here:

We deliver turf blend soil throughout the following areas of British Columbia:

Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Port Moody, White Rock, Abbotsford, Delta, West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Maple Ridge anywhere throughout Metro Vancouver.

On Vancouver Island: Victoria, Nanaimo, Courtenay, Comox, Cumberland, Duncan, Mill Bay, Parksville.

On the Sunshine Coast: Gibsons, Sechelt, Half-moon Bay, Bowen Island.

In the Okanagan: Kelowna, Penticton, Osoyoos, Princeton, Vernon, Salmon Arm, Oliver, Summerland.

Whistler, Squamish, Pemberton.

Benefits of turf blend type soil

  • Compaction free
  • Well draining
  • High in nutrients
  • No wood chips
  • Easily installed and easy for final preparation
Delivery in bags
Delivery in bags is an option
Turf blend lawn top soil bulk delivery
Turf blend lawn top soil bulk delivery