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Home Depot Sod Prices

Prices of sod at Home Depot vary from location to location due to size, presentation, and variety of sod sold.

Sod Installation Materials, Equipment & Techniques

Bahiagrass or Bahia Grass

Bahia Grass is a low maintenance sod used in warm costal areas because of its toughness and ability to grow in sandy soil.

Bermuda Grass or Bermudagrass

Bermuda Grass is one of the most widely used grasses in warmer regions. It grows from runners both above and below ground. It does poorly in shade. With poor water conditions it turns brown, but does not die. It turns green when watering.

Buffalo Grass or Buffalograss

Buffalo Grass is a warm season sod that grows only 4 inches which means it does not need to be mowed.

Centipede Grass and Carpet Grass

Centipede grass is most commonly used in the southeast region of the United States.

Varieties of Sod - Find the Right Type of Sod

There are many varieties of sod. Take a look at their qualities and uses, so you make the right choice for your lawn.

Sod Installation Definitions

What is a Sod Cutter?

A sod cutter is a machine or hand tool that removes sod from the ground.

What is a Sod Roller?

A sod roller is used to flatten or smooth out sod.

What is Sod?

Sod (also known as turf) is a thin layer of soil with grass growing on top of it.

Sod Installation - How to Guides

How to Calculate the Amount of Sod Needed

We have an easy method for calculating how much sod you need to sod or re-sod your lawn.

How to Care for Newly Planted Sod

Easy tips for maintaining your new sod lawn.

How to Choose the Right Type of Sod

If your are preparing to sod your lawn, success begins with choosing the right type of sod. Sunlight, climate, rainfall, use and maintenance are several things you need to consider.

How to Lay Sod

Seven easy steps to laying sod.

How to Use a Sod Roller

A simple explanation of how to use a sod roller.

Proper Measuring Technique for Sod

Learn how to measure the area for your new lawn.

Sod Installation - Questions & Answers

How Many Square Feet in a Pallet of Sod?

There are 450 square feet in a pallet of sod. Typically there are 165 rectangles that measure 16 inches by 24 inches.

When is the Best Time to Lay Sod or Plant Grass Seed?

Early spring and early fall are the best times to lay sod or plant grass seed.

Approximately how long should it take for one person to install a pallet of sod? (about 450 square feet)

Top answer: 1 to 2 hours

Can I lay sod over my existing grass?

Top answer: No

Can sod be installed in the winter? (when temperatures fall below 40 degrees Fahrenheit)

Top answer: In most cases

Can sod be laid in the rain?

Top answer: In most cases

Can sod grow in the shade?

Top answer: In some cases

Does newly laid sod need to be thatched?

Top answer: No, never

How large is a standard size piece of sod? (width and length)

Top answer: 16 inches x 24 inches

How long should I wait to mow my new sod?

Top answer: Two weeks

How many times a day should I water my new sod?

Top answer: 2 (twice)

How much does a roll of sod typically weigh?

Top answer: 15-30 pounds

How Much Does It Cost to Sod a Yard?



How Much to Lay Sod? (Per Sq. Ft.)



Is Bluegrass sod a good grass for a shady areas?

Top answer: Yes

Is it important to conduct a soil test before laying new sod?

Top answer: Somewhat important

Is it possible to overwater my new sod?

Top answer: Yes

Is sod safe for dogs?

Top answer: Yes, sod is safe for dogs.

What is the most common mistake people make when installing sod?



What time of day should I water my new sod?

Top answer: Morning (dawn to 9 am)

When is the best time of the year to lay sod?

Top answer: Spring (early spring)

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Is hydroseeding more expensive than sod installation?

Top answer: In most cases

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