Sod Installation South Florida

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by jas4906, Mar 16, 2006.

  1. jas4906

    jas4906 LawnSite Member
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    I would like to introduce Tierra Turf Inc. we specialize in sod sales, delivery and installation. We provide services from Orlando to Miami. For further information you may reply or e-mail: Tierraturf@yahoo.com.. Cheapest Prices Available Guaranteed..... Floratam and Bahia


    Thanks,
    Jason McKeehan
    Tierra Turf Inc.
     
  2. Rich's LS

    Rich's LS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 95

    I need 14 or 15 pallets of Floratam delivered to Kissimmee 34747 the 2d week of April what would the price be? and what would it be if you put it down?

    Thanks
     
  3. jas4906

    jas4906 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 32

    15 Pallets delivered to Kissimmee (500sqft/pallet) = $1675.00
    Installed = $2250.00

    Thanks,
    Jason
    Tierra Turf Inc.
     
  4. Landscape25

    Landscape25 LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 199

    I'm in Lake Worth, I might be interested in adding that as a service if you would be willing to sub it, providing that the sod is a good quality. Do you also remove old sod/weeds- do you have a pesticide license for turf to kill the weeds? I service mostly residential so I would need to know your minimum. Thanks.
     
  5. jas4906

    jas4906 LawnSite Member
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    Sure.. I would be interested in working for you. I am based out western palm beach county, so your not far away. As for pesticide license, I don't have one. However, I always leave that option to a homeowner. If he or she would like to save money on tear out they are welcomed to do it theirselves. I normally bring in a sod cutter if the roots are deep and my Kubota and scrape it. If it is just weeds I can scrape it.. Pricing for tear out can vary depending on grass depth. You can have as little as 2 loads to as many as 5 loads in a 10,000 sq/ft area. That is where the difference comes in. As for the sod, I guarantee the quality on all grass. My grass comes from the glades and is matted with muck soil. Excellent...

    Pricing for Palm Beach, Martin, Okeechobee Counties
    Under 5000 sq/ft ---------- $.325/sq.ft
    Over 5000 sq/ft ---------- $.295/sq.ft
    Greater than 10000 sq/ft ----- $.275/sq.ft
    Greater than 20000 sq/ft ----- $.265/sq.ft

    Look forward to assisting you in the future...
    Thanks for the reply...

    Jason
    Tierra Turf Inc.
     
  6. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss LawnSite Silver Member
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    So for 15 pallets or 7500sq ft coverage area you only charge $2250? Your only making $575 on that job? wtf? I must be missing something. Around NJ area it would be a lot more than that. Ive seen FRONT yards done for development homes less than 3000sq ft for over 2k regularly.

    How do you take

    $1675+ for sod supplies
    $xx for any trucking or delivery
    $ for Labor of yard preperation
    $ for sod installation
    and only get $575 ?
     
  7. jas4906

    jas4906 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 32

    I have been in this business for several years.. I promise you I am not losing money if that is your concern. I can lay 15 pallets in 3 hours with 3 guys. Delivery is $275.00
     
  8. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,210

    So in 3hrs with 3 guys or 9man hours your making $575 before your operating costs? Yeah i could make money making $10 per job but youll be pretty poor doing that lol. Just checking since i feel like im missing some of the information here.
     
  9. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,995

    two things. One advertising is best done as a sponsor.

    second how can you deliver 15 pallets of sod from where you are to kissimmee for less than I can get sod delivered from a farm in my own county. Hell, picking up the sod myself at the farm costs $1050. and that is for 400sq ft pallets.

    Installation of 15 pallets for $600. I am sure that is all properly seemed and cut out properly as well???

    I mean hey if you can afford to do it that cheap, more power to you, but I wouldn't even THINK of doing it at those prices. As a matter of fact, I wouldn't even consider SUBBING it out to you at those prices.
     
  10. Landscape25

    Landscape25 LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 199

    My calculator says that is $63.88/hr. Actually he is around the average here for removal and installation.
     

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