Cut It Up
Cut sod into strips if composting. Sod cutters can be rented from hardware stores to help cut and lift sod from the soil.
Ways to Reduce
Wait to Cut It
Sod can dry out quickly. If donating or selling your sod, make sure to cut it only once you have found it a new owner and have scheduled a pickup or delivery.
Ways to Reuse
Create Compost For Your Garden
Add small pieces of sod directly into your backyard compost bin. Stack larger sheets of sod directly on top of one another, wetting each sod layer, and cover the pile with a tarp. Within months, the sod will decompose into usable compost for your garden.
Make a Garden Bed Foundation
Use your sod to build a garden or flower bed. Turn a sheet of sod upside down so the roots are face-up, cover it with several inches of soil, and plant vegetables or flowers directly into the sod. As the sod decomposes, it will provide a nutrient-rich soil for your new plants.