How to measure your lawn area for sodding

preparation for a new lawn
preparation for a new lawn using sod

When taking measurements for new lawn areas it is not always easy. Use the following steps:

  1. Break the lawn area into squares.
  2. Measure the length and the width of each square. You don’t need a measuring tape you can pace it off. Each pace is about 3 feet for the average person.
  3. Add in the parts that were shaved off by squaring.
  4. Add up each section to get your total square footage (length x width of each square) or use our turf / sod calculator.

If you have circles or rounded areas you will need the radius of the circle and then use the calculator here.

The best option to measure your lawn area

Please take 5 minutes to get the app below, it might just save you from a costly mistake on measuring.

If you have an iPhone under utilities is a measure app that can be used to calculate distance or a great app that we use is:

Cam To Plan

This app simply walks you around your yard as you click on points and gives you a total square footage. I’ve used it hundreds of time with almost perfect measurements.

After you have your measurements, visit the link below to get an instant price on your sod or an installation estimate:

Another great measuring option

  1. On your computer, open Google Earth.
  2. Search for a place, or select a location on the globe.
  3. On the left, click Measure Measure . Google Earth will switch to a top-down view.
  4. Click the map to set measurement points.
  5. To remove a point, on the right, click Undo Undo.
  6. To complete your line measurement, double-click on your last point, or click Done Done.

On the right, you’ll see the length. Tally up the total square footage and bingo you have your lawn area size, now you can get a price quote instantly for either installation or just the sod and soil materials.

sod farm truck
sod farm truck

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