Help- Sod Job Pricing

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Strawbridge Lawn, Mar 25, 2003.

  1. Strawbridge Lawn

    Strawbridge Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 660

    Have a sod job of 5,000 sqr ft.

    TOTAL COST FOR SOD, MACHINE RENTAL AND FERTILIZER
    IS 1,500.00

    WOULD LIKE 2 HELPERS WITH ME SO FIGURING 2 DAYS
    LABOR CHARGE 1,250.00

    TOTAL cost of job $2,750

    Does this sound reasonable?? Never done a job this size
     
  2. longviewlawncare

    longviewlawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 298

    are you using a machine to lay the sod or lay rolls by hand? I just layed a green at the golf course today. It was 4000 square feet. and a 2000' square foot putting green. we started at 7 and were rolling it in by 2 this afternoon. We used a track installtion machine using 300' rolls. If layin by hand i can not give you a time stimate but if useing a machine of some kind the i would cut your time in half. Thanks Josh
     
  3. Strawbridge Lawn

    Strawbridge Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 660

    Sod delivered would be on pallets and in squares. Machine would be used to transport sod to laying location.

    R
    Gary
     
  4. longviewlawncare

    longviewlawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 298

    ok i see where you get your amout of labor from now. your price seems good to me. I always try and get 30 a man hour and you a little bit lower than that. Are you making anything on the sod or do you just have it igured into the labor. All in all i think that is a good price.
     

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