Sod Replacement Pricing

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Military Lawns, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. Military Lawns

    Military Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 321

    What's the going rate for tilling and replacing a pallet of sod (450 sq.ft.).

    What I quoted: Tilling, raking, topsoil, leveling and re-sodding equals $505.50. This includes me and one helper.

    Thanks,

    DJ-
     
  2. Albery's Lawn & Tractor

    Albery's Lawn & Tractor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,675

    Well, what do you pay per pallet, how much topsoil is needed (450 sq ft isn't much of an area).

    If all I have to do is till, level, and lay, I'd be around $350-400. I pay $80 per pallet.
     
  3. Military Lawns

    Military Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 321

    A 450 sq. ft. here in the Orlando area is about $100.00 plus $10.00 pallet deposit.

    DJ-
     
  4. CkLandscapingOrlando

    CkLandscapingOrlando LawnSite Senior Member
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    Around here it's about .75 per square foot.2 guys can do this job in 2 hours easy.60 an hour across 4 man hours is 240 pluss 50 for the yard of compost thats a 100% mark up brings you to 290 plus sod.At .75 these guys will cut out the old sod and through the new sod.This would'nt include the compost but if your tilling your not sod cutting nor taking all that crap with you.
     
  5. Military Lawns

    Military Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 321

    Does this price include you and a helper?

    DJ-
     
  6. Albery's Lawn & Tractor

    Albery's Lawn & Tractor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,675

    Don't need a helper on this small of a job.
     
  7. Military Lawns

    Military Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 321

    CK,
    Thanks for the input. We got the job and completed it for $505.50. However, it took more like 5 hours because we tilled, bagged (trash), raked, level w/topsoil and laid the sod. My helper and I are both in excellent shape and worked steady taking a water break every 15 minutes on the hour. It was close to 100 degrees yesterday. Anyhow, I cut a nice profit and the job was beautiful.

    DJ-
     
  8. Military Lawns

    Military Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 321

    Thanks for the input!
     

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