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sod

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by sgreanbean, Mar 4, 2001.

  1. sgreanbean

    sgreanbean LawnSite Member
    from cal
    Messages: 138

    Hi All
    As you all know Im new to the forum. I came up from retrolawn's forum on delphi. this site is really different.
    My brother is a general contractor and does not like they way his sod guy is doing things, so he asked me to do it. Normally I stick to just maintenance but I thought this would be somthing to supplement the income! so I was wondering about price. Any info is helpful.
     
  2. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

  3. Hunter Landscape

    Hunter Landscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    i buy for $85 per pallet. (appox 450 sq. ft)


    i install for approx. $200 per pallet (give or take a little)



    i hope this may help ya a little.
     
  4. sgreanbean

    sgreanbean LawnSite Member
    from cal
    Messages: 138

    Thanks,
    I was told that the local sod farms get around .70 cents a yard so i was figuring around $1.50 installed with water on the customer( contract signed ) what do you think
     
  5. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,979

    Pretty close to what we do on St. Augustine. It costs about $90 and we get around $200 installed. There is not a lot of prep work to do. This price also requires a 4 pallets minimum, because 4 or more I get it delivered for free :)
     
  6. jeffyr

    jeffyr LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    For Bluegrass sod I am paying $99 for 450ft sq and charging $275-300 installed. Hopefully some soil is needed in addition--pay $22 per yard and get $75 layed if I can back into the yard.

    jeffyr
     
  7. DMC300

    DMC300 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    WOW,my wifes' family has sod fields and the last time i checked the prices per 450 sq.pallet were

    bahia>$16
    ST.augastine>$56
    that is if you come n' get it.
     
  8. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,662

    I found this backpacks worth of information:
    Hope this helps, I know it has for me.
    Kris
     
  9. double e

    double e LawnSite Member
    Messages: 197

    If its already graded and ready to go, I charge around .33 cents per sq. ft.

    One IMPORTANT thing to remember when laying sod.....
    GREEN SIDE UP!!!
     
  10. cutting edge

    cutting edge LawnSite Member
    Messages: 194

    DMC,
    Where can I get St. Augustine for $56 per pallet?

    Thanks,
    Derek
     

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