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Sod Installation

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by grass1, Apr 2, 2005.

  1. grass1

    grass1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 21

    :help: :help: Is there a formula for bidding on installing sod? I am working with 5,600 sq. ft.
  2. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Messages: 4,899

    Yes if you buy it by the sq. yard you sell it by the sq. yard if you buy it by sq. ft. you sell it by sq. ft. As for price are you going to include your prep? pickup or deliever charges? pallet core charges and the time and fuel to return them if they have that charge. Way to many variable to ask someone else to price a job.
  3. grass1

    grass1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 21

    there are no obsticles that may be of some concern, such as trees. Just around the house
  4. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Messages: 4,899

    OHHHHH, in that case 75 cents a sq.
  5. Adamma Landscape Group

    Adamma Landscape Group LawnSite Member
    Messages: 88

    My formula is
    I call a lot of suppliers. I buy from the cheapest. I let the sod farm deliver the sod.
    I buy the sod and install it and make sure I make 2 -3 times profit.
    If I cannot make that much I move on.
    Do you have any idea the amount of work involved in a sod install?
  6. WhohasHelios?

    WhohasHelios? LawnSite Member
    Messages: 233


    I agree...You need to know YOUR costs...Example>>Perhaps you can do this job for 500.00 less than i could and still profit more at the end of the day cuz you own the sod cutter and the dump truck, and dont have staff...Where as i have to rent the cutter, get the soil delivered, and have to pay peoples wages...

    If you havent firgured out your overhead, you should certainly do so.

  7. spoolinaround

    spoolinaround LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 331

  8. precisioncut

    precisioncut LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    Price should vary depending on if there is any need for prep. Like soil, ferts, or anything like that. Just a quick drop by and install should be cheaper than a prep and install price.

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