How to Measure for Sod Grass

How to Measure for Sod Grass

Here's how to measure your yard for sod. Grab a piece of paper and draw the areas to be sodded. Break up the areas into the shapes listed below. Measure the areas and write down your measurements. You will now be able to calculate the area of your lawn, don’t be afraid to use the equations here to help you figure the correct amount of sod grass needed.

Square or Rectangle

Start by measuring the Length & Width and multiply. (Length x Width = Area) and this will give you the area of a square or rectangle
12 x 24 = 288 sq.ft.

rectangle square sod measurement

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.

rt angle sod measurement

Circle, 1/2 Circle, 1/4 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.
Half Circle divide by 2
6 x 6 = 36 x 3.14 = 113 / 2 = 56.5 sq.ft.
Quarter Circle divide by 46 x 6 = 36 x 3.14 = 113 / 4 = 28.25 sq.ft.

circle measurements