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I have been asked to install sod in a clients yard. I have done this many time on the golf course I work at, but never for my business. I will be laying about 1500 sq. feet. The customer wants me to do it, but I'm not sure what to charge him. Does anyone have a standard for what to bid per square feet or how does anyone else bid this?
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i charge $60. per pallet to lay it down. the pallet is 504 sq.ft.
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Ok thanks. The closest sod farm from me is about an hour away. I have a trailer that can haul 2 pallets, but I need 3 pallets. So that means I have to make 2 trips. Does the $60 include delivery/pickup?
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What kind of price do they charge for delivery?
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I charge 50 to take the old up, 50 to take it away, and 50 to lay it down. If any real grade work is needed I charge another 50. This for a 400sqft pallet.
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30 a ton at the dump. If it's dry thats about 4 pallets cut with a sod cutter
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They said they do not deliver, but have a trailer I could use to haul on if I needed it. Most of the area I have to lay is already stripped. It is an area where a garage was built and where shrubs were removed.
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Then take the 50 for removal and charge a delivery fee
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