What to Know When You Order Premier Turf Farms Sod
When you place your order, there are several pieces of information we'll need to know.
- How much sod you need (sq ft)?
- Where you want the sod (pickup or town of delivery)?
- When you want the sod (M-F)?
We’ll ask you for your total square footage, and then we’ll figure out how many rolls or pallets you need. Also, let us know if you want non-netted sod. For more information on non-netted sod, click here.
We usually start harvesting around 4:00 AM, and all sod is cut to order. We don’t have extra harvested sod sitting around. This ensures the freshest product possible. Some small orders are literally harvested and loaded in a few minutes. Therefore, it’s important to always call ahead when ordering sod.
For pickups, we like to have a day’s notice. For deliveries, it’s wise to call as far in advance as possible. During the busy season, we can be booked out days in advance. Even if you don’t know exactly what you need, you can reserve a spot on a truck on a particular day. Fridays are especially busy with weekend warrior deliveries. You can always call to see if same-day or next-day delivery is possible, but we always advise our customers to plan ahead for their order.
Our sod is harvested in 2-feet by 5-feet rolls (10 square feet). One roll can weigh 35-50 pounds or more, and one pallet can weigh 1-1½ tons, depending on moisture. Our sod comes on wooden pallets that are 4 feet by 4 feet, but the sod hangs out over the edge. Our standard pallet is 640 sq ft; we can do custom sizes to meet your needs and partial pallets.
Since everything we do is outdoors, we are at the mercy of the weather. We may have changes to our schedule that are beyond our control, and we recognize that you do too! We will work with you to try to meet your schedule, whether that is cutting your sod before a storm to guarantee you will have it or rescheduling.
Our pricing is on a sliding scale based on quantity, so for accurate prices, you will need to know how much sod you need. Our first price break is at one full pallet.
We charge $25 per wooden pallet. That price is refunded when you return the pallets to the farm in good condition. We do this because sod pallets are very specific. Other pallets do not work for our needs, and we value the return of our pallets.
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Positive Experience All Around - Sandy in the office was a pleasure to work with to arrange my order. They were accommodating on my pick up needs. My neighbor (works in the landscaping profession) complemented the quality of the sod. They were priced much more competitively than others in the Norther Va area. Would highly recommend PTF.
Learn How to Measure Sod for Your Order
Of course, measuring for sod sounds so simple, but there are some things to keep in mind. The most accurate way to measure large areas is with a measuring wheel. A tape measurer can be sufficient for a smaller area, but it is generally an inaccurate means for a larger site. It’s even less accurate to measure the area in steps. The worst thing you can do is eyeball your square footage without any measurements at all.
Know how much sod you need in three easy steps:
- Divide the area into squares (l x w), rectangles (l x w). triangles((L x W)/2, or circles(π x Radius2).
- When you divide your yard into smaller areas, measure each area and write down the measurements.
- Once you’ve measured all areas, add up all of the measurements for your total.
Tip: Just remember that ordering a little extra sod is less expensive than getting a second delivery, plus saves time and the frustration of not finishing. Leftover sod can be placed into holes and odd areas. We have also had people make money selling excess sod on Facebook or Craigslist! Or, some customers, however, will return pallets and use the credit to purchase the sod needed to finish their project.
What You Should Know for Your Sod Delivery
We have two types of delivery trucks for our sod deliveries. We use a straight truck that can hold up to six pallets and a tractor-trailer that holds up to 18 pallets. They both have forklifts on the back. Many times, we’ll have more than one delivery stop with the same truckload.
When you place your order, please let us know if there are special circumstances concerning your delivery. For example, we need to know if you live in a gated community, if you think our tractor-trailer can’t fit down your street, or if you need the sod in a specific location or not. Our forklifts are 8 feet wide and can maneuver easily. We know lugging sod around your yard is a lot of work, so we will spread the pallets around the site, if possible, for your convenience.
We look forward to delivering your new yard!
How to Prepare for Your Sod Pickup
Want to come out to the beautiful countryside and get your own sod straight from the farm? We welcome pick-up orders, as long as the order is placed in advance. We do pickups by appointment only, as we don’t have extra sod waiting.
Before you make the trip, however, you need to consider the weight and volume your vehicle can handle. Sod can vary by weight due to moisture content, so please keep this in mind. We can help give you an idea of whether your vehicle can handle your needs, when you place the order.
- Sedan trunk: 8 rolls
- Small station wagon/SUV: 16 rolls
- Small pickup/minivan/medium SUV: 30 rolls
- 1/2 ton pickup with or without a small trailer/large SUV: pallet
- 3/4 ton truck with full-length bed: 1-2 pallets depending on the month
For smaller orders, we’ll load sod into your vehicle by hand. If you’re using a pickup, we usually use a forklift.
Tip: Bring a tarps or straps.
If you are hauling with your car, it is always a good idea to bring a small tarp or any protective cover to protect your trunk from dirt and moisture. Straps are needed to secure sod on pallets. We do not have tarps or straps on the farm.