How long to lay sod?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jocko1104, Sep 30, 2002.

  1. jocko1104

    jocko1104 LawnSite Member
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    How long to lay about 1100 sq ft of sod with reasonable access to the pallets, About 2 1/2 pallets?
  2. greenman

    greenman LawnSite Addict
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    with one guy-not very long-couple of hours maybe
  3. longviewlawncare

    longviewlawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    I layed about 2 pallets in 4 hours. if the ground is preped already less than that. My tiller was stuck behind the pallets anfd i had to hand till all the soil. I will never go pay until i see the sod loaded the way i want it.
  4. sunrise

    sunrise Banned
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    don't forget that the GREEN side goes up and the BROWN side goes down:dizzy:
  5. TurfGuyTX

    TurfGuyTX LawnSite Senior Member
    from DFW
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    Personally, I can't see a very good quality job done by 1 person that fast. It takes a little while to line the seems properly. If you don't want to have it look near seamless in the end, you can go alot faster.
  6. Mykster

    Mykster LawnSite Senior Member
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    Have the sod farm cut longer pieces and cut your time in half.
  7. MikeLT1Z28

    MikeLT1Z28 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    by at least the 3rd date:eek: :D
  8. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
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    It will be a time consuming project that in the end you can tell if you knew what you were doing or not. Lining up the seams takes time, just as ground preparation and watering and rolling the sod when in place. Allow extra time if this is the first time you have done this.


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