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We have collected data nationwide to help calculate the average cost of sod installation in the US. The following are average costs and prices reported back to us:

Cost of Sod Installation

$1.97 per square foot installed (Range: $1.51 - $2.42)
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Cost of SodDoes your sod installation cost estimate include everything you want done? Here are some items to consider:

1. What type of sod are they installing? Check online to make certain the type of sod they are installing fits your “growing zone.” Learn about the characteristics of the sod they are installing.

2. How are they going to prepare the ground for the sod? Are they going to completely remove existing grass? Are they going to till? Are they going to grade out bumpy areas? Are they going to lay a new layer of soil?

3. Are they going to check the pH of the soil? This could be important to the long term survival of your grass.

4. Are they going to be adding any type of growing agent or fertilizer?

5. Do they provide a guarantee? Some contractors will guarantee their installation will take (provided of course that you water the grass).

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Factors that Impact the Cost of Sod Installation

The cost of sod installation will increase or decrease based upon a number of factors. Here are a list of factors that will impact the cost:

1. The size of the area you are sodding. The cost of sod is commonly determined by either 1) the number of pallets or 2) the number of square feet. The larger the area, the more the project will cost. However, on areas exceeding an acre, you can expect that the cost per square foot will diminish.

2. The type of sod you are installing. The cost of sod depends upon the variety of grass being layed (Zoysia, Bluegrass, Fescue, St. Augustine, etc.). For instance, Zoysia will cost more than St. Augustine. There are 12 different growing zones in the United States and there are 3 to 7 different varieties that are recommended for each zone.

3. Whether you are sodding a new lawn or re-sodding an existing lawn. In general, re-sodding an existing lawn will cost more than laying grass on a lot for a new home. Re-sodding requires more ground preparation which increases the cost.

4. The amount of ground preparation required. All projects require some sort of ground preparation. The more ground preparation required, the higher the cost. For instance, some installation projects may only require existing grass removal and minor tilling. Other installation projects may require removing existing grass, tilling, grading, and hauling in new soil.

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Home Depot Sod Prices

Prices of sod at Home Depot vary from location to location due to size, presentation, and variety of sod sold.

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Sod Installation Cost Data

55118, Saint Paul, Minnesota - March 27, 2015

Sod Installation

$1.21 to $1.25 per square foot installed
All materials are included. The price varies based on the complexity of the terrain.

Reported by:
Boak Oestreich, G&C Property Services Inc
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65040, Henley, Missouri - March 26, 2015

Sod Installation

$4.00 to $7.00 per square foot installed
Per job

Reported by:
Travis Wunderlich, Nolan enterprises
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78041, Laredo, Texas - March 19, 2015

Sod Installation

$0.55 to $0.75 per square foot installed
Payments should be made after the customer is satisfied with the work completed. Payment method should be based on the customer's needs or preferences

Reported by:
Marshall Prince, Custom Cuts Lawn Care
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75217, Dallas, Texas - March 10, 2015

Sod Installation

$1.50 to $2.75 per square foot installed
$1.50 per Sq. ft Labor cost for soil prepping, grading and installing sod. not including sod topsoil, starter fertilizer or any debris haul off.

Reported by:
Angel Decordova, Angel's Landscape & Lawncare Services
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33710, Saint Petersburg, Florida - January 11, 2015

Sod Installation

$0.40 to $1.00 per square foot installed
It depends on the amount of prep and type of sod. At cost I get floratam for 150 a pallet. Bitter blue for 180 a pallet. Plus installation and prep work

Reported by:
Chris Stone, Chris stone
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27577, Smithfield, North Carolina - November 11, 2014

Sod Installation

$1.00 to $1.15 per square foot installed
Cost varies on the type of sod needed.

Reported by:
Marcial Martinez, Martinez Lawn & Landscaping
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92860, Norco, California - November 6, 2014

Sod Installation

$1.75 to $2.30 per square foot installed
Price includes grass abatement, soil preparation,Fertilization and installation of sod. Complete process can take up to 21 days to complete project

Reported by:
Chey Cummins, Evergreen Lawn Services
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29588, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina - October 19, 2014

Sod Installation

$1.08 to $2.40 per square foot installed
Sod is priced by the square foot and is sold in pieces per pallet. Pricing is broken down into Installed, Installed/Soil Preparation/& Grade, and Installed/Soil Preparation/Grade & Tear Out.

Reported by:
Scott Ordway, GLOBAL ADVANTAGE LANDSCAPING SERVICES, LLC
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30067, Marietta, Georgia - September 30, 2014

Sod Installation

$5.00 to $7.00 per square foot installed
It depends on the job at hand

Reported by:
Devin Mccollum, D&M Landscape & Design
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11951, Mastic Beach, New York - September 18, 2014

Sod Installation

$4.00 to $5.00 per square foot installed
Not sure how much I would charge As job is complete

Reported by:
Jerry Cortes, Green Acres
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