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Pricing on laying sod?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Schooldaddy, Dec 2, 2003.

  1. Schooldaddy

    Schooldaddy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    How much do you charge to lay sod for a newly built house? Do you measure the square footage and multiply by a certain $ amount?
  2. KerryB

    KerryB LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 661

    Some price it by sq, ft others by the sq. yd.
  3. Gene $immons

    Gene $immons LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,028

    It all depends in your costs I guess. Around here I will charge anywhere from 125.00 to 175.00 per 500 sq. ft. Sod and labor.
  4. Equipguy

    Equipguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    We charge $125 per pallet to lay sod. Any site prep work is extra.
  5. Schooldaddy

    Schooldaddy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Are you guys basing the $125 price off of a pallet of Centipede that costs roughly $50 per pallet?
  6. workaholic

    workaholic LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 260

    sq.yard or sq. f.t plus prep. and labor
  7. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Messages: 1,878

    My sod company will lay it for $15.00 per pallet if I buy it from them. $60/pallet for centipede, $105.00/pallet for St. Aug.

    I can't afford NOT to let them install all of my sod at that price.
  8. summergrove

    summergrove LawnSite Member
    Messages: 59

    I alaways try to price with an hourly rate. You seem to lose too often if you don't. I like to price hard labor jobs like this higher too so you can take your empoyees to lunch or something. I started laying sod when I was 16 and worked from the bootom up to were I gained enough knowledge to start my own lco. I understand what those guys feel like busting their backs for 9or 10$ per hour. When you treat your empoyees good they usually work harder for someone they like.
  9. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,389

    We charge $4.50/sq.yd.
  10. brentsawyer

    brentsawyer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 663

    access right up to the site, labor including pickup was $1.25 per yard, next year will be at least $1.50 maybe more, minimum. Prep is usually $1.25

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