How much to charge per sq. ft for sod installation

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by clc2003, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. clc2003

    clc2003 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ia
    Messages: 284

    I have someone asking me to do some sod replacement and have never done it before. Could anybody tell me the going rate for labor to install sod in central Ia or anywhere else?

  2. Whitey4

    Whitey4 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,448

    If soil prep is not included, I mark the sod up at cost plus 150%. 2400 sq feet of high quality KGB is about $1000, so it's $2500, or close to $1 per square foot, unless there is a lot of cutting, then I mark it up a bit more. Soil prep is a whole different price, based on how much labor and debris removal there is. My pricing is a bit on the high side for this area.

    For a larger area, I would charge less in increments... another 600 sq foot pallet would be 85 cents per sq ft.

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