DIY Lawn Guides
The team at Willowlee Sod Farms wants your landscaping projects to be successful and we’ve put together some expert guides and answers to FAQs to help you do-it-yourself.
Sod Questions, Answered
Click below to get the answers to our most frequently asked questions:
A roll of sod is 2’ wide x 5’ long and covers 10 square feet.
No, not for pick up! You can come pick up one roll if that’s all you need. For delivery, the minimum is 400 square feet, or 40 rolls.
On average, one roll of sod rolls weighs 15 kg. This weight can vary from 13kg to 20kg depending on soil moisture.
A full skid of sod will have 800 square feet, or 80 rolls, on it. However, you don’t need to order sod “by the skid”. Just let us know how many square feet you need and we’ll figure out the skids required.
Yes. We deliver sod within our delivery zone, in our region. Contact us to discuss your needs. There is a minimum quantity of 400 square feet for delivery, as well as a delivery fee. We can deliver seed and fertilizer as an add-on to your sod order.
Yes. Please call us to order your sod before arriving for pick up. We cut our sod fresh each day and we only cut what we have ordered for the day.
It’s not as tricky as you might think, and we have a helpful tool to make it even easier! Click to watch a quick video to see how to measure your yard for sod.
The price will depend on the surface area of the location you want to cover, however our clients often tell us that it’s less expensive than they originally thought. Use our sod calculator to determine how much sod you’ll need.
We highly recommend that you lay sod the day that it’s delivered or you pick it up — ideally within 12 hours.
Think of it this way: Would you leave cut flowers out of a vase of water for more than a few hours? Probably not, if you want them to survive. It’s the same with sod. Sod is a living thing that requires soil and water to establish roots and grow. Leaving sod out on your property for longer than 12 hours will jeopardize its overall health and ability to successfully root.
Sod is an instant fix for your lawn. If you’re planning a special event, like a wedding or you want to play a sport this summer, you will likely want quick results. This makes sod your best choice.
If you are thinking that you have some time before you need your lawn to be thick and lush, then you can purchase seeds.
Our goal is to make the entire process as easy and smooth as possible. Once you’ve placed your order online, a member of our team will get to work on putting your request together. Once we determine a delivery date, a member of our team will send you an email confirming your order and the delivery date.
When your sod is delivered to your location, you will receive it on a pallet. We will leave the pallet as close to your worksite as possible, on your driveway.
Don’t worry! We will not drive our trucks or machinery over your lawn or landscaping. We take great care to ensure that your property is unscathed.
If you wish, you can choose to keep your pallet(s), but if you would like to receive your pallet deposit back, you can return the pallets to our location.
Be prepared to fully water your new sod daily for 14 days, and as needed from then on. Each hose or sprinkler system is different, as is the water pressure, so it is hard for us to say exactly how long you’ll need to spend watering your new sod. The best way to check if you’ve watered it enough, is to gently lift a corner of a freshly laid roll of sod and ensure the dirt below the roll is wet. Once the dirt is wet underneath the roll, meaning the roll of sod has been fully saturated, you’ve given it enough water.
Depending on the season, we usually begin harvesting and selling sod at the end of April or early May, and most seasons the harvesting stops near the end of November.