HOW TO ORDER
Sod $ .35 per square foot
to review managing Irregular Areas
We offer both pick up at the farm, no
minimum amount required as well as delivery with a minimum
amount required of
2160 square feet. There is 540 square feet
per pallet. But minor adjustments can be made to the square
footage amount put on a pallet.
All orders need to be called into the office at 434-817-9679.
If line is busy please leave a message and your call will be
returned. Note: we harvest from 2 different farms so please
call for directions to the current harvesting location.
We do not offer any on-site job estimating services or
installation of the sod.
Deposits: There is a deposit of $ 10.00 for each wooden
pallet taken off the farm for your order. The deposit is
refunded once the pallet is returned in good useable condition.
The pallets are custom made to work with the design of the sod
harvester. We do not accept any “non sod” pallets such as
ones used for brick, block or mulch etc. We are unable to make
a “special trip” to just pick up pallets from a jobsite.
The sod harvester is programmed by
computers and sensors to cut a strip of sod 2 feet wide by 5
feet long (10 square feet), no adjustments can be made to this
All orders are C.O.D. unless other
arrangements have been made in advance. We accept checks,
personal or company, cash and credit cards, Visa, Mastercard or
Discover. Credit cards must be called in to the office prior to
picking up or having your sod order delivered.
To figure out how many square feet of sod you need, measure
the area(s) to be sodded using either a 1 foot ruler, a
tape measure, a 3 foot yardstick or a rolling counter machine
and measure the length and width of the area(s) in feet.
Multiply the length and width of each area(s) together to get
the total square footage. For odd shaped areas see the
attachment page. If there
are sidewalks, patios, flower beds, retaining walls etc., add
3-5 % extra square footage to allow for any waste due to
trimming around these obstacles.
Please call ahead a day in advance if possible with an
estimated time of arrival and how many square feet of sod is
needed. If you are running late kindly give us a courtesy call
to let us know. I f you have to cancel due to a weather or
scheduling issue please let us know as soon as possible. If you
have a last minute order or change to an order please call as we
will do our best to work your order in to the schedule. Walk-in
orders may or may not be able to be accommodated, depending on
the harvesting schedule and volume of orders for that day
and keep in mind there may be a wait if there are orders already
scheduled ahead of yours.
Bring protective covering for the interior
of vehicle and if bringing a trailer be sure to have tie-down
straps or rope to secure the load and tires are properly
inflated. There may not be an air compressor available to pump
up low tires. Depending on the weather before and during
harvesting, sod rolls can weigh anywhere from 20 lbs light to
45 lbs heavy especially if there has been rain. Know your
vehicle and or trailer weight load capacity limit. Please do
not overload your vehicle/trailer to try and get your order in
one load, better to make 2 loads and be safe.
Pick-up hours are Mon. – Fri. 7:00 am –
4:30 pm, Saturdays by appointment, closed on Sunday.
Need a 2 or 3 day advance notice if possible to reserve a
truck and forklift. Have square footage measurements
available, may have to make adjustments to pallet to even out the weight on the
trailer. Will try to use as few pallets as possible. We have 2
trucks/trailers with one able to carry up to 12 pallets and the
other up to 20 pallets. Have good directions to jobsite with
State Route #’s if possible. Let us know beforehand of any
roadway issues; narrow one-lane or gravel roads, unusually
steep and/or windy roads, bridges with weight or height
limits. Will need a safe place to park and turn around at the
job site. Delivery times are estimated. Please be on jobsite
to receive the order and direct driver as to placement of the
pallets. Will spot pallets a reasonable distance from truck.
There are limits as to where the forklift can go, no steep
hills, narrow gate openings, no driving over driveways,
sidewalks, patios, curbs etc.. If unable to meet driver at
designated time please kindly give us a courtesy call as there
could be another customers order on the truck and want to make
them aware of any delay in receiving their order . If payment is
due please have it available for the driver.
Freight charge is $ 350.00 per load to all
of Central Virginia. Locations further South or West may
incur a slightly higher freight fee.
Call as soon as you know of any change in your schedule that
prevents you from receiving the sod on the day it was
If for some reason we are unable to harvest
the sod due to unexpected weather or a mechanical breakdown will
call and make you aware of any delays. We will do our best to
get up and running as quickly as possible but if unable to do
so will have to reschedule your order for next available day.
When changing weather is in the forecast,
best for both parties to keep in touch via phone/e-mail as it
may not be raining at the farm but it is at your jobsite and
vice versa. Our e-mail address is:
For best results the sod needs to be
installed and watered immediately upon arrival at jobsite
especially in hot weather. If unable to do so then take the
necessary steps to get the sod out of direct sun or heavy rain.
Timing of the installation of the sod is critical to its long
Somerset Seed and Sod, Inc.
P.O. Box 7, Somerset, Va. 22972