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Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by michindi, Mar 4, 2004.

  1. michindi

    michindi LawnSite Member
    Messages: 98

    I getting ready to go bid on a sod job and Im just curious on what others charge to lay sod. And all the ins and outs of laying sod.
  2. Trim Creations

    Trim Creations LawnSite Member
    from Ks
    Messages: 87

    I charge a flat rate for laying sod. that is $3.50 a yard the sod $1.35 a yard. that includes starter fertilzer. but does not include prep work. that all depends on the yard and the shape its in, new costruction or a redo.
  3. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Messages: 1,878

    $75.00 a pallet, no prep.
  4. Lombardi

    Lombardi LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 538

    $1.00 per roll, excluding prep work and delivery fee.
  5. little green guy

    little green guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 955

    .50 cents a sq ft. thats without prep work
  6. Lombardi

    Lombardi LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 538

    Keep in mind that sod is cut differently. Some are in sq.ft. rolls and some are in sq.yd. rolls and some are the huge rolls that take a machine to roll them out.
  7. budracin

    budracin LawnSite Member
    from florida
    Messages: 29

    I charge a $1.45per sod square (1ft x 2ft) and that includes prep work. my wallet and customer are both happy.
  8. ollie212@tds.net

    ollie212@tds.net LawnSite Member
    Messages: 60

    Its been my understanding that the sod farms have went to a national measurement of sqft not sqyard.. none of the sod farms we deal with both in illinois and wisconsin.. are sqft. how do u do sqyd? do u convert it .. and who charges .50 for install thats crazy.. what does your sod cost you? and 75 a pallete thats a dollar a roll. how do u make any money? not trying to bash anyone but i just cant figure out how u make any money? we get our sod delivered for 1.10 a sqft. 75 rolls to a pallete thats 82.50 a pallete. We charge 2.25 sqft so a lawn that is 9000 sqft you would need 900 sqft of sod so 900 x 2.25 = 2025.00. So u see how i question some of the bidding stratigies.. Just pipe in hope noone is upset please feel free to give me you reasons for you pricing so i can understand better.. thanks
  9. landscapingpoolguy

    landscapingpoolguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 822

    .50 cents a square ft plus prep


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