I know this has been asked several times. But reading previous posts just made me more confused Will be my first sod installation. Customer has about 5000 sq. ft. area to cover. Right now it's just bare or has old pine straw down. The area is fairly level, not great, but not bad enough I think I can level it fairly well w/o any majore equipment. It's Bermuda. Best price I've gotten so far is $95 per pallet. I'm planning on covering about 500 sq. ft. per pallet. I have pricing from 2 landscaping companies in the area charge. One is $275/per pallet, the other charges $.55/sq. ft if prep, everything is done...$.45/sq. ft if only installing it. My costs will be, renting a tiller, I have a landscape rake, roundup if that ends up being the best route to put that down first though I don't think there is enough green that it would be needed. So basically just the tiller and getting rid of whatever ends up being raked out. And topsoil, (would it be needed???) Also delivery cost for the sod ($50) or me picking it up myself. One man installing, I've everything from about 1,000/sq ft. per day-2,500 sq ft. per day. I was thinking about charging customer $.40-.45/sq ft. I thought this was reasonable, but after reading other threads on here it looks like I'm way under??? Am I on mark? Of course I want to make money, but it is my first, it's a customer I do favors for, so if I'm coming out at least $30-35/hr then I would be fine with that. Thanks in advance!