sod...by the foot???

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by JLong, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. JLong

    JLong LawnSite Member
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    I just called the local sod farm I have been buying sod from for the past three or four years. I ask what the price will be for the 2007 season, and learn this. They no longer sell sod by the yard. It is now sold by the sq. foot. and each roll is now 8" longer which means heavyer. Is this common around the country or is the sq. foot deal a new thing???
     
  2. brocksdiesel

    brocksdiesel LawnSite Member
    Posts: 38

    Does it really matter? 450sq ft. or 50 sq yds. Breaks down the same. Sounds like the farm got a new harvester that for some reason needed the rolls to be bigger.
     
  3. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Posts: 3,497

    I sell by the square foot.....its one less equation if its bought that way. Overall, it doesn't matter.
     
  4. paolaken

    paolaken LawnSite Senior Member
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    who are you dealin with? never heard that around here. all by the yard still with the growers i deal with. what is the price per foot? does it come out the same?
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  5. JKOOPERS

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,259

    same thing here where i live . the co i bought from last started selling by the sq ft .
     
  6. Duck Dodger

    Duck Dodger LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 347

    Always been by the foot around here.
     
  7. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,366

    Have always bought by the sqft.
     
  8. Focal Point Landscapes

    Focal Point Landscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 401

    Bought and sold by square foot here - always has been . 503 sq ft per pallet . Most larger jobs now are big rolls . A full sized roll is separated in half to make a Dingo roll .
     
  9. General Landscaping

    General Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 801

    No rolls here.
    Pallets are about 450 sq ft.
     

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