Lawn sod installation is a special activity that will add to property value while increasing curb appeal. Sod is purchased from a sod farm in rolls, delivered by truck, laid out on the prepared terrain, and further nurtured while the roots take hold.
You will find that the cost to install lawn sod depends upon the size and accessibility of the lot, the variability of the terrain, type of sod, local equipment rental rates, and the labor rate.
In the following table the Labor Cost figure is what the able and prepared DIY persons should expect to save by performing the complete installation.
Lawn sodding: for a 6,000 sq. ft. lawn in the Midwest USA
|Item||Unit Cost||Quantity||Line Cost|
|Lawn sodding: bluegrass sod delivered up to 90 miles to the site and laid out by hand; final tamp and water; including waste.||$0.66||per sq. ft.||6,300||$4,168|
|Preparation and conditioner: final site-grading preparation by hand; provide fertilizing conditioner and the equipment to spread conditioner and roll sod flat.||$154||per job||1||$154|
|Equipment and Material Cost||$0.72||per sq. ft.||6,000||$4,322|
|+ Labor Cost||$30||per hour||43||$1,290|
|Total Cost||$0.94||per sq. ft.||6,000||$5,612|
Prices range from $4,321 (6,000 sq.ft. lawn, equipment and material delivered - DIY) to $6,733(6,000 sq.ft. lawn, delivered and installed - high season) and also vary depending on your zipcode:
Local costs have been calculated by accounting for labor and material cost differences across different cities. To get accurate cost estimates, indicate yours: