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Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job

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This is my first Sod installation job and I am asking to see if there is some formula you use for creating a estimate for that. I know with plants it is normally double the plant cost. I am not sure how would be best to charge for this service.
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This is my first Sod installation job and I am asking to see if there is some formula you use for creating a estimate for that. I know with plants it is normally double the plant cost. I am not sure how would be best to charge for this service.thanks for any help it is much appreciated!!
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Idk what part you're in but here in southern Colorado sod runs about .18 a sq ft wholesale. I charge 11 a sq ft for installation. That is just to lay the sod. Does not include prep work or anything else. Hope that helps
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There are a lot of sod bid examples on the forum and in the blog here.

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the price of the grass= a pallet will have around 400sqf
delivery + soil if need it+leveling+ installation+compaction

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the price of the grass= a pallet will have around 400sqf
delivery + soil if need it+leveling+ installation+compaction

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sorry i forgot removal of the existing sod if there is any and dumping.
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I bid it out and still not sure if I got it or not he had a bad signal but I had to include delivery of course and I think it is new construction so I wouldnt have to remove anything and the ground should be pretty good but without seeing the job I decided 90cent sq ft. It should be enough to take care of expenses and hire some labor help. Still make a few dollars for me and the business. WE SHALL SEE> It seems to be very labor intensive repititious work so 8 pallets of it although can be done by one person if I hire some out we will get it done faster.
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