300ft sod, how much?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by RedWingsDet, Jun 14, 2004.

  1. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 3,556

    how much should i charge to lay 300ft sod, i have to excavate the existing area, till it, lay starter fert, then lay sod, then roll edges. itll cost me $140 for materials.
  2. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Messages: 4,350

    If you are layong down sod, don't put down fertilizer. With fert the grass will use all its energy to green up, when it needs to be establishing a strong root system. Just soak it completely with water and roll it. ROLL ALL OF THE SOD, NOT JUST THE EDGES.

    How long will it take you to excavate and till it?

    I would charge about 300-350 for laying down and rolling the sod depending on how close I could get my truck or the pallet of sod.
  3. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 3,556

    well itll only take me like 30min to excavate it, then another 20 or 30 to till it. i figure it will only take 3 or so hours to do it all. i told her 300. hopefully ill get it. i told her if she wanted me to just take everything out itd be 150 so hopefully ill do the sod instead.
  4. kbenvironmental

    kbenvironmental LawnSite Member
    Messages: 80

    Based on your description I have/would charge $590.
    Define "excavate". Do you mean just shaving the existing sod?
  5. Lombardi

    Lombardi LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 538

    In my area sod is sold by the sq.yard, 18'x6' rolls. That would be about 34 rolls. I charge $3.50/roll which includes the cost of the sod and $35 delivery fee. The excavation would be extra and determined by the condition of the current soil.
    No need to fertilize. Rolling is also a waste of time and money.

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