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Old 08-05-2011, 12:03 AM
ricsin1 ricsin1 is offline
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best/cheapest time to buy bermuda sod

I know its bermuda season down here in Atlanta, Ga so Im guessing that the prices are kind of high right now. Is there any particular time of year where I can buy bermuda sod cheaper than right now. I'm seeing approx $100/pallet for Tiffway 419 and TiffGrand ( shade tolerant) is running $175-$200/ pallet..

Im wondering if this would be cheaper once its about to go dormant and maybe i should wait until the fall...late fall...?
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Old 08-05-2011, 05:32 PM
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I have not noticed a price difference between summer and winter for sod. But i have noticed that bermuda sod sold in the winter has a light rate of ryegrass for color that severely weakens that sod. Bottom line - don't buy overseeded bermuda sod.

You should be able to find a better price for 419, keep looking.
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Old 08-05-2011, 05:56 PM
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Depending on quantity. There are a few places in Augusta you can get it close to 80 per pallet.

Im sure the delivery fee with put you back to 100 bucks though.
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Old 08-06-2011, 08:27 AM
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Ricsin1,

If that is the basic cost for tiway 419 at 100.00 then that is pretty good, however I do know that this price is probably by the pallet. When I need 419........it is by the trailer load and the price per pallet drops by 20.00. Remember, short orders usually will cost more to the buyer;especially at nurseries and garden centers. The distance you have to travel is also important as to the cost. If the supply and demand is playing a role here, then during this driving market of fuel expense and other costs it may be your best bet. I am fortunate enough to live withing 25-40 miles from 4 turfgrass growers....pallisades zoysia, 419, tifdwarf. The delivery is of not much importance as buying it lets say--4-5 pallets at a time. It would be better off getting it myself and paying less from the grower. I remember a time when bermuda sod was 30.00 a pallet. Back in the late 80's.
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