New Sod, costs, time of year

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by waxwabbit, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. waxwabbit

    waxwabbit LawnSite Member
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    Hello group

    I am a homeowner who wishes to re-sod my front lawn

    I live nr Myrtle Beach SC

    I have received one quote so far for:

    10 pallets of centipede grass
    prep work - tilling leveling etc
    irrigation system rainbird 2 zones

    I have been quoted $2950

    I am wondering how this quote seems to you

    Plus, could I expect to get this for cheaper later in the year?

    Many thanks


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  2. waxwabbit

    waxwabbit LawnSite Member
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    :)

    Hey

    Can I nudge anyone into giving me their valuable input....

    pretty please


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  3. Hawg City Lawns

    Hawg City Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
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    to me it sounds like a pretty good deal for my neck of the woods, ive never dealt with centipede grass so i couldnt tell you if thats fair but for till work leveling and irrigation $2000 pretty dang good and roughly $1000 for 10 plts sod is very fair so id say yes great deal
     
  4. waxwabbit

    waxwabbit LawnSite Member
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    thanks for your reply

    Do prices come down much if you wait say until late in the year - off season?

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  5. waxwabbit

    waxwabbit LawnSite Member
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  6. baddarryl

    baddarryl LawnSite Member
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    I would say that is a good price. Especially if you are on city water, having to have back flow installed and everything. Last time I checked centipede my cost would be about $1000 just for the sod. Get references. Sometimes you get what you pay for. I couldn't do it for that unless I had great equipment that would make the prep and sod work a breeze, which I don't :(. Prices dropping? Not a chance.
     
  7. baddarryl

    baddarryl LawnSite Member
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    PS I meant to say getting the irrigation from scratch. Dang I hate this edit feature.
     
  8. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
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    Waxwabbit:
    I live just down from you in Murrells Inlet. Ten Pallets of centipede delivered is about $90/pallet. Labor to put it down runs about $50/ pallet in our area. On the Rainbird irrigation this would depend on the type of installation. I could put that in for you with a controller box, two stations, and up to 5 heads/station with a run of 2 hundred ft. at a cost of $900 with hook on to city water. That's sorta the going rate. So. $2900 is a good price. Grab it and if you need that sod maintained to look like a golf course, let me know. Roy
     
  9. waxwabbit

    waxwabbit LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for your input

    Would you like to come personally and give a quote Roy?

    :)


    Lee
     
  10. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
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