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Sod Job ( this post is also on the Landscape one I need an aswer quick)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by clyde, Jul 28, 2004.

  1. clyde

    clyde LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 336

    yard is 44 ft x44ft = roughly 2000sqft and dirt needs tilled

    also how deep would u till

    its St Augustine he wants down....?

    and what to do after its down....


  2. General Grounds

    General Grounds LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    :blob3: for the job you list with the exception we would have to use bluegrass i would have charged $1650.

    4 pallets sod would cost us $ 374.00

    5 yards topsoil 75.00

    3 guys 3 hours (approx) 135.00 total $584.00, not a bad few hours.

  3. GBCS

    GBCS LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 93

    $155 x 5 pallets (install price. you will have some grass left over)
    $350-$400 for tilling (hire someone with a bobcat tiller because it would be a 30 min. job for him)
    Level the soil
    Lay grass
    Roll grass
    Water, Water, Water
  4. mcclureandson

    mcclureandson LawnSite Member
    Messages: 242

    Spray it first (if there's time)
    Till it
    Level it/remove rocks/roots etc
    Lay grass
    Roll it w/a half-full roller
    Water until sod is soaked through to ground
    Don't let it dry out the first two weeks

    St. Augustine pallets are approx 400sq/ft = five pallets for the job

    I'd charge in the neighborhood 1200-1500 for the job, do it myself in one day and take home 800+
  5. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,995

    I pick up my own pallets and self deliver

    My cost on sod is $70 per pallet I charge $225 including install. Per pallet.

    Spray with round up 1 week prior $50

    till up area 4-5 inches deep $300

    New costs +/- $400 (including gas)
    Labor $100 for a day with one laborer
    Income $1400
    Gross Profit $900

    I don't roll sod. It has already had plenty of stress and so long as the soil has been tilled and you water it with at least an inch of water (preferably as it goes down) then water at least 1/2 inch both AM and PM EVERY day for 2 weeks you will have great rooting.

    Bring in topsoil or organic material if needed. Double cost of materials plus $150 for second tilling

    Don't let people tell you just to throw it over existing weeds/grass. That will only cause dead sod. Minimum is to round up 2 weeks ahead then hard rake it. but by the time you d0 that tilling is faster.

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