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Bid this: Sod Job

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by roscioli, Mar 26, 2003.

  1. roscioli

    roscioli LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    1450 sq ft of existing lawn, terrible condition. must be tilled, 1" of loam added everywhere. Is on 3 sides of trailer type home. Largest "square" is 225 sq ft, the rest is in narrow rectangles. no hard obstacles, easy road access. Bid job from start to finish, including fert, rolling, tilling, re-grading, materials and all. Please also state your material costs. After a few (good) responses, I will post my bid. Please don't get off subject, no talk of seeding or hydroseeding, no asking why I am rototilling, no nothing, just bid it like you KNOW this is the way it has to be done (it is). Thanks guys.
  2. Meier

    Meier LawnSite Senior Member
    from DFW
    Messages: 269

    $2.75 per sqauare yard is the going rate in DFW. Plus the cost of the sod and a delivery fee. The $2.75 price does include tilling.

    Hope this helps.
    DFW, TX
  3. roscioli

    roscioli LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    It scares me that nobody else is attempting this excersize..
  4. Meier

    Meier LawnSite Senior Member
    from DFW
    Messages: 269

    I have no idea what it would cost to add the loam. You might want to think about adding a little bit to the price since you'll be working in so many small areas. You'll be doing a lot more cutting since you have smaller "squares".

    Good luck,
    DFW, TX
  5. Ground Master

    Ground Master LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 505

    ok, i'll bite:

    1. Labor, 2 guys, one day, $600.00
    2. Material,
    tiller cost or rental, 85
    roller cost or rental, 15
    fertilizer 10
    4.5 yards soil delivered 150
    1450 sq ft sod delivered 350

    3. Bid= $1,210.00

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