• $3.75/ Roll

Sod

Material Calculator

Disclaimer: This calculation tool is for general use only and provides only an approximate estimate of product requirements. Ferndale Gardens makes no claims as to the accuracy of the calculation below and recommends its use at your own risk and satisfy yourself of the product quantity to purchase.

Our sod is for pick up in Barrie only

We cannot deliver sod anymore: manual unloading sod is hard for the people of our age. I think you understand. Take your friend or family member to our yard with you to pick up sod if you cannot handle the rolls yourself. Your self service helps us to keep the sod cheap.

Our sod characteristics

Instant lawn, green color. Usage: to create or patch a lawn. There are 9 square feet in a roll. A full skid will contain 85 rolls so cover about 765 square feet. To find out how many rolls of sod you need to cover an area, divide the area square footage (length times width) by 9. For example, the area is 12 by 10 feet: (12 x 10): 9 = 13 rolls.

A roll of our sod is 16'' wide and 7' long.

Our sod availability

Once warm weather is established in spring, we start selling sod. Usually, our supplier brings sod by 11 o'clock a.m. unless it is too wet to harvest it. To keep sod fresh we order an amount we can sell before it is spoiled.

Normally, we do not keep sod from selling on "first come, first get" basis unless it is prepaid. You can prepay in person or over the phone (705) 728-5448.

If you prepaid your sod, please, come on time to have your sod fresh, otherwise, we are not responsible for the spoilage.

How to install sod?

1. Prepare clean and fluffy soil. Garbage in the soil can create air pockets, which can lead to slow or no rooting. Compacted soil does not let the roots grow, and your sod will struggle to thrive. Loosen at least 2 inches of the existing soil. If it is poor, then put some fertile soil on top. Rake and level the area, otherwise the water will not be evenly spread, and some of the plants will get not enough of it.

2. Install your sod. It is better to lay the sod the same day it is delivered, especially in hot weather. Water each roll of sod as you lay it, if it is extremely hot. Generously water the new sod to completely soak it. A squish sound when you walk over the sod means the first watering was right. Remove any air between the sod and the soil.

3. Keep watering your sod same way at least 2 times a day until it take root.

We do not install sod. We only sell it in our yard.

How long does it take for sod to take root?

On average, it takes 2 weeks. Try to pull up on a piece of sod. If you feel it is not just laying down on the soil but is connected to it with the roots in the ground, the intensive watering is not required any more. Reduce watering gradually to normal schedule for the season.

NOTE: This product can NOT be purchased online. If you want to buy it, please, contact us.