What does Sod go for around here?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by green-pa, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. green-pa

    green-pa LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 737

    Can anyone give me an idea of what prices are on Sod in this area per roll or skid and how long each roll is? I think the last ones I saw were like 2ftx6ft and I think around $6. But I'm not sure. I have a guy that will be needing about 1500 sq foot.

    While I'm at it, is sod generally a shade and sun mix? And what are the most popular varieties up here in zone 5-6?
  2. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,169

    why dont you call up your supplier and a few others and ask for some prices....then ask them your other questions....
  3. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,775

    around here it's still frozen with about 2" of snow on top of it*trucewhiteflag*
  4. sandman23

    sandman23 LawnSite Member
    from GA
    Messages: 212

    Different area but 500 sqft per pallet, $200-250 per pallet. I would charge $1500 installed (if no major prep needed).
  5. green-pa

    green-pa LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 737

    What kind of time would u say would be involved in this ( if no major prep was needed)?
  6. CrimsonLawnCare

    CrimsonLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 95

    we pay 2.10 a roll at the roll is 10 sq feet
  7. green-pa

    green-pa LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 737

    Wow! That is really low! I only know of one place out here and they say they're $6/roll for 10sq ft. I'm sure there's others though.
  8. gandk06

    gandk06 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 509

    Is the $6/ roll from a home and garden center? That price seems high to me. If it is from there, find a sod farm. It should be cheaper and better quality seeing it would be cut for you at the time you need it and not sitting a pallet for weeks.

    One question for you. Have you ever laid sod before?

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