How much are you paying for sod?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by twins_lawn_care, Apr 28, 2004.

  1. twins_lawn_care

    twins_lawn_care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 932

    I have not done much sod installations as of yet, but a few small patch jobs. I've been wondering at the price of sod, which is quality looking stuff I am getting, why would people want to spend so much on seeding bare areas?

    I was just curious on what you guys are paying for your sod?

    I'm getting 9 sq. ft rolls for $1.40 each

    Does this sound about right, high, low?

    I don't have much experience with it, and I am trying to learn as I go.

    Thanks for the help, as always.
  2. EagleLandscape

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

    What type of grass? I know I'm getting 2.29 for st augustine yard and 1.99 for bermuda yard. sounds good no matter what it is as long as it is fresh grass
  3. twins_lawn_care

    twins_lawn_care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 932

    Bluegrass. Nice and fresh, fields they grow it are about 30 minutes away, and they have an outlet close to me here, so it comes in nice and damp.

    While I'm asking, about how much do you guys charge for installation per roll.

    I know establishing a new lawn, and piecing 4 rolls are different, but just to get some feedback.

    Yesterday, ripped out 3 dead rolls, prepped soil better, and installed 3 rolls for $40. Total about 45 minutes.
  4. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,373

    Bluegrass in MN is about .80 / yard
  5. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,502

    $1.65 a sq yard
  6. KBG .26 per sq ft
    + delivery
  7. Premium Services

    Premium Services LawnSite Member
    Messages: 44

    i pay St. Aug.102.50 for 450 sq ft. and sell + install for 190.00
    i pay Centipede 70.50 for 450 sq ft. and sell + install for 150.00
  8. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,995

    Here in Central Florida I go straight to the sod farm and get 4 pallet (400 sq ft each) price of $60 per pallet. They say 400 sq ft but it is always more. Under 4 pallets is $72. Both are plus tax and $5 per pallet deposit on the actual pallet.

    The sod comes in 1x1.5 sq ft blocks. This is for Floratam but Bahaia, zoy and the others are somewhat similar.

    Getting it delivered is $120-135 per pallet.

    When I get it myself (always) I charge my client $90 per pallet for the grass and $125 per pallet to throw it. If I need to strip out old sod or other major prep that is extra.

    Precision Lawncare
  9. Krimick

    Krimick LawnSite Member
    Messages: 86

    Central Ontario, Canada - Bluegrass

    .95 per roll (10 sq ft) picked up
    1.25 per roll delivered

    That's what I paid last season
  10. grshppr

    grshppr LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    I pay 20 cents/sq ft plus $50 delivery fee. Kentucky bluegrass.

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