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northwest lawn
04-12-2005, 10:48 PM
356 yards of sod installed $3.50 a yard
8.14 yards of mulch $55.00 a yard installed
Topsoil 30 yards installed $49.00 per yard
pea gravel $58.00 for two tons
plus edging for walkway and two tons of pea gravel dont know how many hours to instal walk way it is 3' wide x 60' long will bid at $35.00 per man hour


total of bid without labor for walk is $3411.00

sound right? to high to low? proly think with edging and labor to instal walk way think the bid will be around $4,000.00

northwest lawn
04-12-2005, 10:50 PM
will also have to put tree rings around three trees to stop the crown rot with the higher grade as well as verticle mulch so the roots wont die again $35.00 per man hour

Kickin Your Grass
04-12-2005, 11:44 PM
Thats low for sod install. Charge 6.00 per yard.

RedWingsDet
04-12-2005, 11:52 PM
I gotta stupid question. But im tired as hell right now and cant think. but how many sq feet is in a yard? 27?

Kickin Your Grass
04-12-2005, 11:56 PM
I gotta stupid question. But im tired as hell right now and cant think. but how many sq feet is in a yard? 27?

9 sq feet in a yard.

RedWingsDet
04-12-2005, 11:57 PM
durrr. i knew that! lol, thanks

RedWingsDet
04-13-2005, 12:02 AM
Dang, I just put in a 200sq ft sod job and got $800 for it. Sod costs me .11 a sq ft.

And im putting in a bid for a 2500sq ft area and biding at 3877

northwest lawn
04-13-2005, 12:08 AM
sod costs me $1.50 a sq yard

jmkr02
04-13-2005, 12:20 AM
800 for 22 yards so You charge $36 a yard?

RedWingsDet
04-13-2005, 12:22 AM
800 for 22 yards so You charge $36 a yard?

I dont charge by the yard. I NEVER charge by the yard, ft, etc. I just figure out my cost of materials, labor, and how much I want to make and how much I want my company to make, then I add like 300 to that incase their are some unforseen circumstances.

northwest lawn
04-13-2005, 12:23 AM
how much more should i raise my sod price? instal around here goes for $5 with the cost of sod included. how does the rest of the bid look?

RedWingsDet
04-13-2005, 12:27 AM
how much more should i raise my sod price? instal around here goes for $5 with the cost of sod included. how does the rest of the bid look?

I know some disagree with me, but If I were you, figure out your cost of all your materials, how much it'll cost your in labor. Add X amount of dollars for just incase something you forgot about comes up, then ad what you want to make, then add what ever you want your company to make, either a x amount of $ or like 36%.

I never EVER bid by the sq ft/yard, etc. There is way to much stuff to go wrong. Like what if its on a grade and you have to stake down the rolls, well those stakes cost $, so IMO i'd never bid by the sqft/yard.

I would bid around $6900-$7100, maybe even more. But again, different parts of country have different prices. Some parts of country only charge $20 a man hour, where I charge $40 a man hour.

jmkr02
04-13-2005, 12:32 AM
So this was more than a 200 sq foot sod job

who are you getting your sod from?

debucks new lawn??

RedWingsDet
04-13-2005, 12:34 AM
So this was more than a 200 sq foot sod job

who are you getting your sod from?

debucks new lawn??

"Was more than 200sq ft sod job"

He wanted 200sq ft sod along with the patio. Patio was X amount and the sod was $800.

I get my sod from this place out on like 26mile and north ave.