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Owner Ben Schneider, The Sod Installation Guy, and his team answer common questions about sod installation in the People Ask: Lawn Sodding Q&A.
Q&A on Sod Installation Cost
If you’re considering installing sod for your lawn, you’re likely curious about the associated costs. In this Q&A, we’ll provide you with answers to common questions related to sod installation costs.
Questions & Answers from Peak Sodding
How much should sod installation cost? Depending upon the grade of the turf type, and the size of the area, full sod installation projects will most commonly be on a range $3.00/per square foot for smaller, higher end projects, to closer to $1.50/per square foot for larger, more straight forward projects.
How much does it cost to lay a pallet of sod? Depending upon the grade of the turf type, and the size of the area, full sod installation projects will most commonly be on a range of $1500.00/per pallet installed for smaller, higher-end projects, to closer to $750.00/per pallet installed for larger, more straight forward projects.
What are the factors that influence the cost of sod installation?
Several factors can affect the cost of sod installation.
- Price of sod variety selected.
- Condition of site (i.e. if grading is needed, or debris removal, etc.)
- Site accessibility (can we get machines to the lawn or will it be all hand-work.)
- Fluctuations in materials and labor costs. We work to provide the best quality of both materials and labor, while keeping cost down as much as possible.
- Distance from our coverage range. Clients sometimes request we service their beach or lake house. In a case like this, we have to factor in gas and travel time.
How much should I pay to have sod installed? Measure the size of the area you are wanting sod laid in. Based upon that, you can get ballpark rough numbers with $3.00/per square foot for smaller, higher-end projects, closer to $1.50/per square foot for larger, more straightforward projects based upon your personal preferences for turf type.