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Old 09-15-2014, 10:54 PM
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This Job - Remove it then Replace it

Today I was asked buy one of my clients to

1. Remove 609.67 feet˛ ( 67.74 yards˛ ) of nice looking grass because they need to dig some sort of line through it. --- Unless I can match the spot of the ditch with the exact same grass and sod not seed.

Can I remove it in squares like sod and reuse it elsewhere? Or what is the process you guys do to remove and preserve the grass ?

Can I remove it then bring it back later?

2. I installed landscaping rock + put down weed barrier for this client in the past. They also need about 460.33 feet˛ (51.15 yards˛) of the landscape rock put aside - out of the way of the construction crew that is going to dig the ditch

- After construction -

3.Then they need me to replace the grass with new matching sod from the area

4. Then put down weed barrier and replace landscape rock

5. Then purchase a small amount maybe half a truck-bed of landscaping rock and install in areas where run-off has washed the rock away.


The main question is - How much do I charge for all this???? How much would you charge?


Thanks for you guys' help in advance - I know you wont steer me wrong I am just unfamiliar with removing perfectly good grass and putting down new sod (which will have to be delivered from out of town)

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Old 09-15-2014, 11:15 PM
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Old 09-16-2014, 03:08 AM
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Maybe I should of just asked like this:


Whats the easiest way to remove a lawn and keep it in tact?
Square up sections as deep as possible and leverage it out?


What should I charge for 609.67 feet˛ of grass removal and 609.67 feet˛ sod installment?
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Old 09-16-2014, 03:16 AM
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Is this a fescue variety? Any help appreciated...
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Old 09-16-2014, 06:24 AM
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a sod cutter is the tool you need
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Old 09-16-2014, 08:37 AM
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Definitly sod cutter for the grass.

For the rock we would need volume, not area to help you. But probobly whatever you would charge to install it, doubled would be a good starting point.
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I wouldn't worry about cutting the sod in pieces and reusing it. Get a sod cutter and put it on the highest setting, should be .5 inch. You should be able to cut and cleanup 600sqft in less than two hours that way (probably closer to an hour). If you try to cut the sod at an inch or more it will take a LOT more time.
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:59 AM
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I wouldn't worry about cutting the sod in pieces and reusing it. Get a sod cutter and put it on the highest setting, should be .5 inch. You should be able to cut and cleanup 600sqft in less than two hours that way (probably closer to an hour). If you try to cut the sod at an inch or more it will take a LOT more time.
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If the customers want to be particular, and are willing to pay for it........
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I usually tell them it's cheaper to just let me get some more sod.
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I usually tell them it's cheaper to just let me get some more sod.
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Of course. But it sounds to me like these people are particularly picky, and will be unhappy if the sod/seed doesnt match exactly in appearance...which I doubt it will.
Sod? maybe, maybe not
Seed? definitly not, at least not for a few years.
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