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Old 05-18-2014, 08:21 PM
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Sod Installation

I went and looked at a sod install the other day and finally got the prices on sod. Last year I did an install and only paid around $1.2 a Sq ft for sod, this was from a retailer and not a sod farm. Called yesterday and they want $1.66 a SQ ft which seems ridiculous. The job is roughly around 600 sq ft, and at that price of sod, I should be charging around $1600-$2000 for the job, which seems really high.

What do you guys think about that price? I'm still waiting to hear back from the actual sod farm, which is over an hour away from me, but if the price is a lot cheaper I will make the drive.
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Old 05-18-2014, 08:24 PM
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Wow. We pay less than $0.26/sqft for centipede.
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Old 05-18-2014, 08:27 PM
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I'm guessing its going to be somewhere around a dollar a Sq ft from the farm, hopefully less.
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Old 05-18-2014, 08:47 PM
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Wow. We pay less than $0.26/sqft for centipede.
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Same here,delivered is 3 cents more a ft.
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Old 05-18-2014, 09:05 PM
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Well, hopefully I hear back from the sod farm tomorrow, its the closest one to me. I guess we will see the price, if they are around .20-.50 cents a sq ft then the retailer I get it from is really ripping people off.
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Old 05-18-2014, 09:32 PM
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We install sod prepped graded and warranted for less than that. Get it from the grower
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Old 05-18-2014, 09:35 PM
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Well, hopefully I hear back from the sod farm tomorrow, its the closest one to me. I guess we will see the price, if they are around .20-.50 cents a sq ft then the retailer I get it from is really ripping people off.
Being an hour away may have something to do with that. We have 3 farms within 30 minutes of us. The one I use is 45 minutes away. They have 3 or 4 farms I think
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Old 05-19-2014, 07:31 AM
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$1.20 per square foot???? Thats $12 per roll! That doesnt even make sense.
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Old 05-19-2014, 07:58 AM
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They are selling them in 18x22 slabs and they want 4.99 for each which is about 1.66 per Sq ft.
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:56 AM
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So I got a price from the sod farm. They are charging 74 cents a Sq ft, what would be a good price to charge installed per Sq ft.
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