I have a customer who wants their backyard sodded with St. Augustine. It is a new construction, so there is no existing lawn. the area is 1700 square feet. (189 sq yards) This is my plan: - Till and level - Roll (with lawn roller) and water - Level (and fill if needed) - Lay sod and roll My costs are: 4 pallets of sod - $400 delivered (includes taxes) 1 bag of starter fertilizer - $11.00 Rental of tiller for 1 day - $40.00 Rental of lawn roller - $10/day I estimate getting about $.55/sq ft to lay the sod x 1700 = $950 + Prep at 8 hours X $30/hour = $240 + Costs of materials = $475 Any topsoil or amendments will be extra mat. + labor Total price = approx $1675 How does this sound ?