How much should I charge to install sod

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by sandy creek, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. sandy creek

    sandy creek LawnSite Member
    Messages: 96

    customer is buying the sod, 10 pallets and it will be delivered, I'll have 1 helper, what should I charge for labor on this?
  2. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
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    Not enough info provided so enough to make money
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  3. sandy creek

    sandy creek LawnSite Member
    Messages: 96

    10 pallets, 500sq.ft. per pallet, pallets will be sitting in the yard when I get there, laying squares down side by side....
  4. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    I would charge 500
  5. fox526

    fox526 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    if there is no prep involved for laying the sod (grading or tilling the soil) then 100 per pallot is pretty good. if there is prep then itll go up to 125 to 175 per pallot.
  6. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
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    Don't forget how much detail work as well. A lot of times you have beds, trees, and all kinds of stuff to cut around that alone can take up some time.
  7. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
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    Just curious where are you at. This really isn't a good time to be laying sod.
  8. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    it is a great time to lay sod if you can keep it wet. wont hurt a thing. have layed it before and then it snowed on it, kept up like that all winter and it took fine . depends on the weather(not too dry) and watering ability that is all
  9. Rivervalleylawns

    Rivervalleylawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 146

    You guys should be able to do 2 pallets an hour. I usually figure a pallet per hour per guy. Thats just the laying down time. Its hard to tell what your prep is.
  10. CkLandscapingOrlando

    CkLandscapingOrlando LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 652

    75-100 a pallet. You could do 50 if every thing straight forward with hardly any cut in and no prep. But really it come down to how much you need at the end of a day to be happy. If you think a 100 a day is all you need to be happy then 100 for the whole job. I would call you a fool and lowballer but I'm not happy with a humdum a day for crap work. I would shoot for 500-1000. Pay a guy to help and be gone by lunch. Throw a few resi on top to pay for the help and keep you on scedual

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