Houston Grass Owner Michael Romine talks about how to estimate the size of your project area and the number of pallets and pieces of grass that you’ll need. Call us at 281-431-7448.
Summary of How Much Grass Sod Do I Need
– How much grass sod do I need? Sometimes people will call and say they’ve bought a new house. They’ve got a backyard and they say, “well I’ve got a standard backyard.”
There’s no such thing as a standard backyard. We can tell you if you tell us neighborhood, and it’s one that we’re familiar with. Sometimes we can guess kind of close, if most of the backyards are kind of similar. But there’s really not even that many of those.
You’ve got to measure the square footage of your lawn or project area. You need to go out and measure your length times your width, if it’s a simple back yard. If it’s just a rectangle, that’s relatively easy. You can do it with a tape measure.
The way we do it is that we step it off. You should measure the length of your stride, but assume for the sake of this example that you’re taking three foot steps. One pallet will cover a 7 step by 7 step area, so 21 feet by 21 feet, is real close to what a pallet covers.
So you go and step off an area. You break the yard into as many squares, and rectangles as you have to if you need to account for irregular areas of your yard. Say you’ve got the side yard and you’ve got the main backyard. That’s pretty standard for most of the tract homes in the area. If you get more complicated, this method still works.
You just, like I said, step it off. Figure that you’re taking three foot steps. Do your length times your width, and that’s going to give you square footage. And you know that 450 square feet is what’s on a pallet, so you divide your yard size by that 450 square feet, and you can tell us how many pallets you’re going to need. If you need a truckload it’s 16 pallets, and that’s 72 hundred square feet. But if you call us with your square footage we can walk you through how to do that.
If you can get that square footage and give us a call, we can let you know down to the number of pieces you need. Even if you’re talking about quantities less than a pallet, we can tell you how many pieces you would need as well. So, start there, that’s a good place.
Call 281-431-7441 for Houston’s Best Grass
At Houston Grass, we take pride in delivering the best grass sod available in the Houston area. Our grass comes from our family farm outside Bay City, Texas, so we’re confident about every piece, pallet or roll we deliver our customers.
We’re located just off Highway 6 in Arcola and just a few miles east of Sienna Plantation. You can pick up your grass at our office or we can deliver it to your project site. We can also arrange for installation.
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