SOMERSET SOD FARMS
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Terms are C.O.D. unless a Net (30) day credit account
has been established prior to purchase. If the account must be
placed with an attorney for collection, buyer will be liable for
the principle sum plus 18% interest per year (1.5% interest per
month), attorney’s fees and court costs. Also, the account will
be terminated and no goods or services will be made available to
Returned checks - A administration/handling fee
will be charged on all returned checks. No additional checks
will be accepted until the returned check fee is paid. If you
write 2 checks that are returned to us then your check writing
privilege will be suspended.
Refunds/credits - All returns must be accompanied by a
receipt. Unused sod (as long as it is not damaged) may be
returned day of purchase for a full refund. We will not take
back sod that is dry or yellow or brown or damaged in any way or
sod that was never installed or unrolled or left on the pallet
All promises of shipment and/or delivery are approximated
as closely as possible by the seller but are subject to weather
conditions, strikes, fires, floods, accidents, delays in
transportation, disputes with workmen, shortages of fuel, water
or other materials, shortages of labor, action by government
agency and any other cause beyond reasonable control of Somerset
Seed and Sod, Inc.. In no event can Somerset Seed and Sod,
Inc., assume responsibility for delay of delivery.
Drivers’ responsibility or liability of location of drop
of sod is restricted to curbside only, and will not be held
accountable for any requested variation thereof (ie; taking
sod to the backyard or driving over brick walkways, patios or
going through narrow gate openings etc.).
It shall be the buyer’s responsibility to verify accuracy
and acceptability of sod/materials. Any protest must be made
within 24 hours of receipt or is deemed waived. Keep in mind
that the sod you have just purchased has been watched over and
taken care of for a little over a year, once it leaves the farm,
we lose control over what might happen to it therefore, it is
very difficult for us to “guarantee” the sod. It is fresh,
healthy, green and free of weed and disease when it leaves the
farm, it is up to you and/or your customer to help it stay that
Buyer authorizes deliveries to be made without a
signature where an authorized agent is unavailable. If payment
is expected at time of delivery, driver will wait 15 minutes for
payment before leaving with the sod and bringing it back to the
There is a deposit for the wooden pallet. It is
asked that you return them to the farm location at 9515
Jacksontown Road, Somerset, Va. 22972 when it is convenient .
Deposit money will be refunded upon return of the pallet(s).
Somerset Seed and Sod, Inc., strives to provide you with
the best turf product possible. However, at times harvesting
conditions in the fields will vary due to time of year, soil
types, and the weather days prior to and day of harvest. Once
in awhile you may come across a small deficiency in your sod, ie;
small holes due to dry ground conditions, tears in the sod or a
corner piece missing due to handling by the sod harvester.
This does not make the sod unusable. The damaged areas can be
repaired using any scrap pieces of sod you may have left over.
The sod will grow and root into the ground with careful
placement and thorough watering and patience. We can control
most things that occur on the sod farm but weather is not one of
the them and ‘bad’ weather can change everything from having no
rain (drought) to having too much rain (flooding).
Somerset Sod Farms reserves the right to not
load any vehicle or trailer deemed unsafe or to load sod that
exceeds the maximum weight or height limit for the vehicle.
Virginia State Sales Tax (5%) will be charged on
material only (sod). If your company is exempt from paying the
sales tax then kindly submit the proper paperwork beforehand,
(Sales and Use Tax Certificate of Exemption).