View Full Version : Need Pricing for labor on installing Sod.

09-19-2010, 04:05 PM
I need to know a pricing for installing a 1,000 sf of sod. I wanna know how much would it cost for labor for Tilling and placing. Thinking of a 3 man job for 2 days.

09-19-2010, 04:26 PM
If you till to deep you will end up with an un even yard after it settles.

1000sq ft should be able to be done with 2 guys in around 8 hours working at a steady pace, (tearing old lawn out, prep work & installing new sod) $4.25-$5.00 a yard. (plus sod cost)

Im thinking 1000 sq ft is just a little over a full pallet, 111 yards.

Is this your first sod job?

09-19-2010, 04:43 PM
yes it is, But a buddy of mine knows what he is doing. The customer is buying the sod. We just dont know how much to charge for labor.

09-20-2010, 08:21 PM
Wow, where are you guys getting sod pallets near 1000 square feet? I generally can get Bermuda at about 500 sq. feet a pallet and Zoysia around 450 sq.ft a pallet.

09-20-2010, 08:23 PM
my mistake.... pallet of 3way kbg 500 sq ft.

09-20-2010, 08:54 PM
me and one two guys have easily done 15 pallets of sod in one day. prep included. do yourself a favor and get a sod cutter instead of a tiller. Tilling it takes way more time. I usually charge $215 per pallet for labor. includes prep and laying it.

09-20-2010, 10:33 PM
Without knowing the location and its challenges I would charge 300-400 per pallet, price doesn't include take-away nor does it include an extensive amount of grading. By the way why are you tilling the soil, is it compacted?

09-20-2010, 11:24 PM
do yourself a favor and get a sod cutter instead of a tiller. Tilling it takes way more time

for sure, use it to remove old lawn, then you can run it again to loosen up soil a bit as well. Just dont take the sod out to thick, contact the sod grower and see what there gonna be cutting new sod at