Kellum Sod Farm, Inc.

Planning

As with any project, proper planning and preparation is key to a beautiful yard.  If you plan to do the job yourself, use these helpful hints to make the job easier and more sucessful.

Site preparation:  For best results, the soil should be free of other grasses and weeds.  Tilling the yard may be your best option, but it also can make the ground very unlevel and lumpy.  Hand raking will be required after tilling in order to level the ground and to remove clumps of grass if they are present.  Centipede can be laid over thin, existing grass (like found in new construction yards), but the existing grass should be mowed as low as possible.  Just remember, if your preparation is unlevel with low and high spots, your new yard will be lumpy as well.

Measuring:  Use the information on this page to determine how much sod you will need.  It's always better to have a little extra, than not enough.

Delivery:  Kellum Sod Farm will deliver anywhere locally as long as the order is five or more pallets.  Areas further away may require more pallets for delivery.  Please call at least a day or two before you need delivery, as we do not pre-cut any sod.

Pick-up:  We also offer a pick-up service Monday-Saturday if your order is not large enough for delivery.  Please see see our PICK-UP page for more details.
 
Placement:  If you are laying your own sod, make sure that you can handle the amount that you order.  During the warmer months, the sod cannot stay on the pallet for more than a day or so.  Once it is on the ground, you will need to make sure that it gets plenty of water in the morning and the evening for at least two weeks.  Please see our FAQ's and CARE pages for more details.

How to measure:

Simply multiply length (in feet) and width (in feet), then divide by 9 to give you the amount (in square yards) needed. 

For example; if your back yard is 70 x 40, you will multiply and come up with 2800.  Then divide by 9 and your square yardage is roughly 312.

Each pallet contains 50 square yards of sod.  Then divide 312 by 50 and you will see that you need a little over 6 pallets.