Sod pricing..What are you guys getting per yd?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by DaddyRabbit, Mar 27, 2003.

  1. DaddyRabbit

    DaddyRabbit LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 937

    Just curious as to what members of the group were charging these days for sod, installed including prep work per yard?
  2. SWD

    SWD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 988

    I do not bid sod work in this manner.
    What I do is figure how long it will take me/crew for the prep work at a given rate pr man hour, actual sod laying, materials and other expendables then add 70% to cover unknowns.
    It works for me and with the really poor soil/rock conditions here.
  3. martn

    martn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 43

    $6.00 per sq yd.
  4. greenman

    greenman LawnSite Addict
    Messages: 1,405

    Whoa! :dizzy: :dizzy: Does this include prep,topsoil, fert, and delivery fee?
  5. Organic-man

    Organic-man LawnSite Member
    Messages: 73

    $6 per yard is fine if soil conditions are ideal and the job is over 100 yards. Prep work included. This makes it easier when estimating, so long as you know what the job is going to take. My brothers and I work very fast, being experienced, and always realize a substantial profit bidding this way. $5 - $8 per yard is fair in my area. For smaller jobs I bid by the hour.
  6. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
    Messages: 1,557

    In this area you are very lucky to get $3 per square yard. I usually shoot for $2 to $2.50 a yard.
  7. Striper

    Striper LawnSite Member
    from WV
    Messages: 32

    I usually charge 35 to 50 cents per square foot to deliver and install. This is if the ground is prepped and all I have to do is unload and lay. The price varies on site conditions and size of job.
  8. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,366

    Anywhere from $1.00 - $2.00 sqft. :cool:
  9. brentsawyer

    brentsawyer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 663

    Your sod must be alot more than ours or our market is driven down by a chosen few who lay 1,000+ yds a day with 5-10 Mexicans from Labor Ready. Our sod cost is about $1.50yd. The two largest in town one owns a sod farm puts it down for $1.85yd and the other is about $1.65. No one can touch that. I do as little as possible but when I have to its $2.50 layed plus prep work based on my hourly rate plus equip. I can fit 400 yards on the flatbed and have it down in 4 hours or less with another guy after prep work is done. Not a real money maker here but ok if the time is right for me and need to fill a day.

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