Cost of fake turf compared to sod

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by dlandscaping, May 27, 2004.

  1. dlandscaping

    dlandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from mass
    Posts: 835

    This is for under and around a swingset, approximately an area of 25*15. There is new topsoil, 3-12" depending upon the location ( graded away from house). Sod here runs $3 for 6*1.5 from home depot. How much would turf be, like on football fields, and is it really easy to put down.
     
  2. tourgreen

    tourgreen LawnSite Member
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    dlandscaping,

    Hi, figure your cost at about $4 a square foot. This price will include your turf and infill. Your mix would be 1 lb sand / 3 lbs of rubber. That is our mix for athletic fields, play areas, and high traffic lawns. The base is crushed rock with 1" stone dust or sand. Build your base deep enough to avoid frost heave. If it will be an extremely high traffic area, I recommend adding an anchor border under the turf to tie the turf to. Otherwise, the weight of the infill will be sufficient. Use a 2" turf with a 1" infill, leaving 1" of the fibers exposed.

    If you need more info, let me know.

    Chris Joyce
    Founder
    Tourgreen World Turf LLC
    tourgreen.com
    866-645-8330
     
  3. broken leg

    broken leg LawnSite Senior Member
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    I don't know about fake turf but sod around here run from $1.25 to$1.50 a square yard.
     
  4. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
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    Sod from the HD? OUCH! ;)

    Better be looking for a sod farm bud. We get sod for .25 sqft.
     
  5. dlandscaping

    dlandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from mass
    Posts: 835

    There are no other sod farms around here. For the same sod its 4.79 at the nurseries around here.
     
  6. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
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    Wow, thats rough. :(
     
  7. broken leg

    broken leg LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 285

    Contact Turf Mag. they should be-able to tell you some were close to you who sells sod.
     

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