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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bindercop, Feb 20, 2005.

  1. bindercop

    bindercop LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    What type of pricing does everyone have for laying sod?
  2. plateau lawn care

    plateau lawn care LawnSite Member
    from georgia
    Posts: 195

    two and a half times the price of the pallet but I dont lay sod thats what a bud of mine charges.
  3. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,454

    Is that on top of the cost for the sod? Would you mind clarifying that for me please? I may be laying a pallet of sod in a few weeks myself.

    Are you saying:

    Sod @ $130 per pallet (that's what a pallet of St. Augustine costs here)
    + Labor @ $325
    Job cost $455

    or are you saying

    Sod @ $130 and therefore the entire job is $325 ($130 x 2.5)

    Thank you.

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,259

    i get sod for $48 a pallet so i usually charge $150 and up depending on if i need to grade , till up the soil and add new topsoil.
  5. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,454

    Does that $150 include the sod?
  6. yardscaper

    yardscaper LawnSite Member
    Posts: 23

    Minimum is $250.00 per pallet installed. This does not include grading or topsoil, just the cost of the sod and the labor to lay it on already prepared ground. Also, you have to consider the quantity of sod that is contained on a pallet. Some farms roll the sod and stack it and others lay it flat. I get mine laid flat which makes each pallet 60 square yards. Mine is figured at $4.15 per square yard including starter fertilizer.

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,259

    thats just if we were to lay it and nothing else
  8. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,454

    A question if I may: How much would that pallet cost you?

    Could you give me a rough idea for a sod job I will be bidding soon please? Here it is:

    The area is 500 square feet (our pallets are 450 square, so I'll have to buy a little extra). The pallet will cost $130 including tax (I'm sure no more than $150 with the extra). The area will need to be raised about 3 inches, so I am guessing around 4.5 yards of topsoil (that would be the best choice of dirt right?).

    Right now there is grass there but it is not healthy because the area holds alot of water.

    Here's my plan: It will need to be Round-up'ed. Then tilled real good. The topsoil will be added and tilled with exisitng soil. Then graded. Lay sod.

    Also, the topsoil will be brought in via dump truck (could you also tell me roughly what that might cost with 4.5 yards of topsoil).

    Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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