price for sod

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by kmicki, Mar 24, 2004.

  1. kmicki

    kmicki LawnSite Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 6

    what is the going rate for laying down sod?
    she has a 30x30 front yard have to drive 1hr 10 to get there.
    I just need some advice what to charge for my time and labor.
     
  2. sgallaher

    sgallaher LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 265

    For that small of a job I would charge:

    900 Sq ft x .50 = $450
    + one hour for driving time
    + what ever time it takes to prep the ground
    + top soil if you bring any in
     
  3. landscapingpoolguy

    landscapingpoolguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 819

    Sounds like a good number to me

    Chuck
     
  4. Enviro Green

    Enviro Green LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 324

    Who cares how long it takes you to get there? You don't get paid to commute to work no matter how far away you live....

    High end, 750, inc. prep work. plus topsoil if needed (extra cost). Don't forget about delivery fee ifyou have to have the sod deliveir on a small job like this.

    EG
     
  5. desertrat

    desertrat LawnSite Member
    Posts: 86

    I charge $1.50 sqft. I don't charge driving time or prep, just the SQft. price. I pay $.28 for sod, add prep, labor and whatever else, and usually make $1.00sqft. I charge extra for irrigation.
     
  6. Leone LawnCare

    Leone LawnCare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 154

    where is sod cheap in michigan?
     
  7. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,898

     
  8. newleaflandscape

    newleaflandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 348

    Ya travel time is really starting to matter now when I drive the F700 dump truck (3miles to the gallon) when gas prices keep flying up.
     
  9. landscapingpoolguy

    landscapingpoolguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 819

    yur paying 28 cents per sq ft!!!!!!!! Please stop paying retail....I get it for $0.18 a sq ft

    Chuck
     
  10. Mowmoney00

    Mowmoney00 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 134

    D Felix,

    "You hit that nail right on the head"....travel time DOES matter!!!
     

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