Types of Sod

We offer the highest quality sod.

To produce high quality turf you need to start with the highest quality materials available. In recent years there have been several advancements in turf seed quality, fertilizer, and growing practices. we have implemented these advancements to produce the highest quality product available.

Sod for Shade
Fescue Blend

Years ago sod for shade didn't exist; today we offer a shade sod suitable for areas that receive 1-3 hours of sunlight per day. This blend has different varieties of Fescue grasses, which are specifically designed for shady areas and our Minnesota climate. The rolls are cut 2'X5' (10 sq. feet) and stacked 68 rolls per pallet (680 square feet).

You can purchase our shade sod online by clicking here or call us at 651-784-0500. You also can fill out a contact form. Pick up or delivery options are available.

A&L Sod

Sod for Sun
Kentucky Bluegrass

With our many years in the turfgrass sod business, we have found it best to use a multiple variety seed that is also tested for purity and cleanliness. Our sun sod mix has 4 different varieties of bluegrass in it. Ideally suited to our Minnesota climate. This mix is for areas that receive 3 hours or more of direct sunlight per day. The varieties we use are all dwarf-type blue grasses. This means remarkably less mowing for you. This sod is suitable for normal lawn and high traffic athletic use situations. These are the same types used on professional sports fields. Harvested with our automatic self-stacking harvester. The rolls produced by this machine are cut 2'X5' (10 sq. feet) and are stacked 68 rolls per pallet (680 sq. feet). To order online click here or call us at 651-784-0500.  You can also fill out a contact form on our contact page.

Lawn Options


Black Dirt

We have dirt available for delivery or pick-up Monday through Saturday. Our dirt is not pulverized but it does not have any big rocks in it. We can load the dirt into your vehicle with a bobcat scoop which comes to about 2/3 of a yard. We can also load a full yard if you need that. You can also fill a 5 gallon bucket if you only need a small amount. We recommend putting 2-4 inches of black dirt down before you lay your sod, to get the full benefit.

Estimate for Dirt

To estimate how much dirt you need, you should first start out with measuring the area and figure out how many square feet or square yards it is. Then, you will use the conversions below, depending on how deep you need the dirt, to figure out how many yards of dirt you need.


Square Footage /   

  • 81 = 4 inches
  • 121.5 = 3 inches
  • 162 = 2 inches

Square Yardage /

  • 9 = 4 inches
  • 12 = 3 inches
  • 18 = 2 inches