A roll of sod varies in size from around 220 square feet to 270 square feet. Because of the size of a roll of sod, it must be mechanically rolled out for installation. Large rolls heat up quickly, making it important to unroll the sod within 24 hours of delivery.
Measure for sod by calculating the square footage of the space being covered. Sod should be laid tightly together without overlapping its edges. When installed during hot weather, it should be watered during installation to prevent it from drying out. When installation is complete, the entire lawn should be watered regularly and thoroughly until well established.