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Sod install price

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by A1lawncaredfw, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. A1lawncaredfw

    A1lawncaredfw LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    Hey guys sup.
    I'm in DFW TX.
    What should I charge per sq ft on sod installations?
    Price with min prep work & also price with extended preping.
    "Till ground, remove debris, etc.
    Labor price only please. Oh the area about 1500 -2000 sq ft.

    Also what do I charge to install a flower bed minus plants, flowers, mulch & barrier starting from grass.

    Average price per ft or hr etc.

    Thank you!
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    Sod is a job, in my opinion, that if you don't know how to price it, you shouldn't be fooling with.
    The plant installs should be fine, you'll have to know what is your cost per hour, then charge accordingly.
  3. A1lawncaredfw

    A1lawncaredfw LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    Ty but I still need some prices.:)
  4. Pietro

    Pietro LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 857

    You dont need to till the ground, just rent a sod cutter. It will cut the old stuff out and leave a nice surface to lay new sod. We charge .85 a sq foot. We get it at .19 a sq foot. Good money. The place we get it from has already added lime and starter fert to the sod, so we just lay it and make sure it gets watered.
  5. shop's lawn

    shop's lawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 72

    We are pricing out sod installs at 50-60% over the cost of the sod. $1300 for cost of sod at customer's price then we just installed the job for total cost of $2500.00

    Up here in WI/MN out sod prices are at 1.65 a roll- homeowners pay 2.10 a roll.
  6. JNyz

    JNyz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,086

    If you price it at at $1.00 per sq. ft. you will be fine.
  7. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,838

    .20 cents for material and I charge .60 for remove and replace if it is over 1000 square ft. 1.00 for less then 1000 square ft. So that gives you .40 on labor and disposal.
  8. A1lawncaredfw

    A1lawncaredfw LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    Thank you $1.00 a sq ft is kinda what I was lingering at.
  9. redbird103

    redbird103 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    dont you just love some of the people on here! that topsites guy must be a real pleasure to hang out with. more power to you on learning a new aspect of earning an extra dollar or two, maybe when you get more experience you can act like a snob too!
  10. JNyz

    JNyz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,086

    Most of the time I skip over his posts. He should go back and read some of his own posts and see if they make sense to him a month or two later.

    Just keep your prices on the high end and you will love doing landscape work. If you bid just to work you will hate this biz.

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