rolled sod

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Greg Huffman, Apr 7, 2003.

  1. Greg Huffman

    Greg Huffman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    Do any of you include placing rolled sod in new residential construction? What is the going rate? I can see this being a great way to generate new business. "I installed you sod and just stopping by to see how it's doing. By the way will you be maintaining it yourself or would you like a quote? How about fertilizer?" Just a thought, what do you guys think?
  2. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,249

    usually the home building contractor has a sod company lay it an they do it so cheap its not worth marketing . here fescue is 1.65 a roll an they lay for 10 cents a roll so 1.75 they provide the sod an lay . they arnt losing cause actually there making 10 cents more a roll buy laying it .......
  3. Lombardi

    Lombardi LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 538

    Builders are extremely tight with their money. I have tried several times to work with them on landscaping and it is a very tough sale. A common allowance that builders allow for landscaping around here is $500.00. For sod, maybe $1500.00. That doesn't buy many plants or much sod.

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