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sod job questions

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by AndrewsLawnRanger, Mar 16, 2006.

  1. AndrewsLawnRanger

    AndrewsLawnRanger LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Messages: 5

    i am perpairing my bid on a sod job

    now the details
    1287 sqft

    how many yards of top soil do i need at 2 " thick

    and how much earthmate

    thanks

    andrew
     
  2. LANDSCAPER30

    LANDSCAPER30 LawnSite Member
    from IN
    Messages: 105

    When I figure it .....1287sq ft @ 2" depth=7.94 cubic yards
    1287 sq ft divided by 9 =143 yds sod
    1 bag of Fertilome New Lawn Starter:usflag:
     
  3. steve in Pa.

    steve in Pa. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    I came up with about 6.7 cubic yards of topsoil at 2" 1287/120 giving you # of tons @ 2 inches = 10.725 tons / 1.6= 6.703 cubic yards. never head of earthmate what is it??:confused:
     
  4. AndrewsLawnRanger

    AndrewsLawnRanger LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Messages: 5

    hey steve

    earth mate is like a mix of compost leaf matter and peat moss and a bunch of other stuff works great with sod and planting bed

    thank all for replying

    andrew
     
  5. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 863

    Out of curiosity, why the soil for the sod instead of tilling? I'm not a sod guy by any meens, but don't you want to roughly match the ph of sod and the new sod bed to help it take?

    This sounds like a yardpro job and his dingo:drinkup:
     

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