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`"Sod Needed" = (f( "a" , "b" , "c" , "d" , "D" ))/ ("CHOOSE SOD UNIT SIZE")`

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The **Sod Needed for Ground Cover** calculators computes the number of* Irregular Shaped Area in Sod** New Grass* pieces of sod needed to cover an irregularly shaped area such as a yard or field.

**INSTRUCTIONS:** Choose your preferred units and enter the following:

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**a**) Length of Side**a** - (
**b**) Length of Side**b** - (
**c**) Length of Side**c** - (
**d**) Length of Side**d** - (
**D**) Length of Diagonal**D**through your area (see diagram). - (
**U**) Choose a standard size of sod pieces from the pull-down list.

**Sod Needed(n):** The calculator computes how many units (pieces or pallets) of sod needed to cover your area.

**Sod **is the top layer of ground covered in grass. This is also known as turf. Sod is used in many homes as the ground cover for yards, often referred to as lawn. Sod can be planted from grass seed and requires coverage while it grows in the form of straw, but sod also can be purchased in segments or rolls to place on top of the ground. Such sod is grown on sod farms. According the to the USDA, there are over 1,400 sod farms in the United State with over 368k acres in sod production.

Common grasses used for sod include:

- Fescue
- Bermuda Grass
- Bluegrass
- St. Augustine Grass
- Centipede Grass

**Yard Shapes:** The Sod Estimation Calculator has functions for different yards shapes:

- Estimate Sod for
**Rectangular Area** - Estimate Sod for
**Irregular Four-sided Area** - Estimate Sod for
**Triangular Area** - Estimated Sod for
**Circular Area** - Estimate Sod
**Oval Shaped Area**

**Sod Units:** Sod comes in several different standard units including:

- Time to Mow and Distance Walked Mowing
- How Many Bags for Lawn Treatment or Seeding
- Compute the amount of sod needed for a rectangular area.
- Compute the amount of sod needed for an irregular shaped area.
- Compute how much grass seed is needed to plant new sod in a rectangular area.
- Compute how much straw is needed to cover new grass seed in a rectangular area,
- Compute how much grass seed is needed to plant new sod in an irregular area.
- Compute how much straw is needed to cover new grass seed in an irregular area.
- Market Price for Bales of Straw
- Compute how much straw is needed to cover new grass in rectangular area.
- Compute how much straw is needed to cover new grass in an area (acreage)
- Compute how much straw is needed to cover new grass seed in an
**irregular area**, - The
**Sod Estimator**computes the amount of sod needed for different shaped areas.