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Sod Estimate

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by EmeraldHills03, May 26, 2004.

  1. EmeraldHills03

    EmeraldHills03 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    We are giving an estimate to a customer in Morris County, NJ for a complete sod job. The price includes 2 inches of top soil, machine rental for 2 days, labor, and of course the cost of the sod. The total area is 6200 square feet. Our estimate is for $6000. Do you think this is a reasonable price? We apprieciate any input you could give us, thanks again in advance.
    Chris and John from Emerald Hills
     
  2. Harry0

    Harry0 LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 220

    Sounds good to me. That would be close to what we would charge, here in south Jersey-Harry
     
  3. PAXLSI

    PAXLSI LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

    You just answered my question I was looking for. Did a mesurement on a lawn today for a little over 6000sq ft. I will be using compost instead of topsoil thou. The price I came up with is a little under $6000.00. Was checking to see what others might charge.
     
  4. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,810

    Looks reasonable... so would $6500 :)
     
  5. grshppr

    grshppr LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    I'd say that is a fair price.
     
  6. TClawn

    TClawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,036

    I would charge around that give or take $200
     
  7. EmeraldHills03

    EmeraldHills03 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    Thanks guys for your help. Now I'm looking at another sod job with about 13,000sq/ft. Hope to price that one out accordingly to.
     
  8. Strawbridge Lawn

    Strawbridge Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 660

    Down here in Va Beach we put down 8,000 SQ FT for 2,400 and we are done in 5 hours. I would use Compost vice topsoil and if I added in the quantitu you mention would run about $900 plus
    spread/prep $450. I would quote the job at $3,800.00-$4,000.
    About a day and a half job.
    Cost of living differences I know exist between here and there.
    Sod 1.60 a SQR Yd/ Compost $24 Yd delivered.
     
  9. NC Big Daddy

    NC Big Daddy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    Get that if you can.........In the Charlotte area TTF sod is going for around .47 sq ft plus prep runs around .14 sq ft. So a 6k lawn here is around $3500
     

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