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Old 05-28-2010, 11:29 AM
 
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that is too expensive. There is a feed store on Stubner-Airline between 1960 and cypresswood. They sell pallets of grass. All you have to do is mow it then lay the slabs of grass on top and keep them watered real good.
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Old 03-21-2011, 07:50 AM
 
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Default How much does it cost to sod your yard?

My yard is about ~5000sqf (front + back) with St Augustine, do anyone know how much does it cost to sod yard this size, many thanks.
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Old 03-21-2011, 08:17 AM
 
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Doing it yourself? 500 sq. feet per pallet of sod is typical I think. You'd need 10 pallets to cover ~5000 sq. ft. Houston Garden Center for example sells a pallet for $120, so around $1200 plus $40 shipping.
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Old 03-21-2011, 08:29 AM
 
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I just did my yard this weekend with 4 pallets. It took 2 days to remove dead grass, work in topsoil/compost, and lay the new sod.

I was quoted $89 a pallet including tax/shipping for Releigh St Augustine but ended up getting Palmetto St Augustine for $110 per pallet.

These prices were from Murf Turf in Crosby.
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:38 AM
 
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I did it myself too. Cost around 800 for about 2500sqft. It's really easy so long as you have a big wheel barrel and a good back with plenty of beer.
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:48 AM
 
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Ruby, did you ever figure out the size of your backyard? 260sqft or 55" lot?
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Old 03-25-2011, 01:14 PM
 
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If the builder leaves the lot properly filled and sloped, you should just do it yourself.
There are plenty of grass farms in the Baytown/Houston area that will deliver to your door.
I had a quote for $1600 to sod a 50'x30' front yard - absolutely ridiculous, because it is true that an unskilled laborer will show up to do the work unsupervised. Two pallets of grass cost me about $325 and i had alot left over (cheaper to buy two full pallets than have them split it). My neighbors got some of it to patch their lawns. Watered it regularly for several weeks and a year later i still have a beautiful front yard.
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Old 03-30-2011, 11:55 AM
 
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whats the average cost of laying down sod, minus materials, just labor? My girlfriend needs her front yard done, I haven't measured it fully yet. I do work landscaping, but don't know what a fair amount to charge would be. Anyone have any good recommendations? The type of grass is a Korean Knob grass, also, so would that affect the price too?
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:37 AM
 
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Has anyone looked into the new Discovery Bermuda that claims 75% less mowing?
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Old 06-08-2012, 07:28 AM
 
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in 2012, prices turn aroud 0.10 to 0.20 per square foot.

read more about landscaping prices : How much cost landscaping ?
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