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Pricing a job. Sod and Shrub Planting

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Daren, Mar 12, 2002.

  1. Daren

    Daren LawnSite Member
    Messages: 71

    Hello, Pricing a job for laying about 2,000 sq ft of sod and planting approximately 60 shrubs and 30 trees. Ground is flat and leveled. Owner of the company estimates 2 to 3 guys about 3 days. What do you all think and how much would you estimate. Kinda new at doing these type jobs, I mainly do Hydroseeding and Maintenance but want to grow into doing this type work but dont want to get screwed right off. All materials will be furnished by the company, this will be charge for labor only.

  2. Ssouth

    Ssouth LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 436

    We normally get $1/yd for laying sod and 2000 sq. ft. converted to yds. is 222.22 sq. yds. This price doesn't include any prep work. As far as the shrubs I price per size of plant. We normally buy 3 gallon plants and install them for approx. $10/piece. Tree prices also vary depending upon size. For large trees we normally just double the price of the tree.

    Hope this helps a little.
  3. Guardian

    Guardian LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 269

    ok, here' a dumb question.
    Does the $1/yd include the sod price or is that just your labor rate?
  4. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,776

    The wholesale price for sod here is $0.30 per SF, or $2.70 per SY. Installation costs vary widely depending on soil being brought in, grading, access, company reputation, and other prep work.
  5. strickdad

    strickdad LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 544

    we get anywhere from .75 to.90 cents per sq. ft. this includes all labor to set the ground. soil conditioner, starter fert, lime, sod ,and the install. we are paying .18 cents a sq. ft. for sod.

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