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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

$1.98 per square foot installed (Range: $1.52 - $2.43)
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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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Sod Installation Cost Factors

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

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
See the Mastic Beach Sod Installation Cost Report
85382, Peoria, Arizona - August 20, 2014

Sod Installation

$0.60 to $2.00 per square foot installed
If we are JUST installing sod and no prep work required our price is typically $.75 per sqft. with a minimum of 1000 sqft. for this discounted price

Reported by:
Ryan Copley, E&R Lawn Care, LLC
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77044, Houston, Texas - July 8, 2014

Sod Installation

$0.34 to $0.44 per square foot installed
450 sqft per pallet 155 installed

Reported by:
David Mick, Mick's Grass and Sod Service
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40216, Louisville, Kentucky - June 12, 2014

Sod Installation

$5.00 to $10.00 per square foot installed
Depending on 9ft rolls and how many

Reported by:
David Dean, The Royal Family Lawn, Gardening, and More
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10573, Port Chester, New York - June 12, 2014

Sod Installation

$4.17 to $6.40 per square foot installed


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ProMatcher Research Team
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97005, Beaverton, Oregon - May 29, 2014

Sod Installation

$1.45 to $1.80 per square foot installed
Regular grass to fancy grass

Reported by:
Gabriel Horta, Green O Landscape Maintenance, LLC
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98225, Bellingham, Washington - April 15, 2014

Sod Installation

$0.10 to $0.40 per square foot installed
Send an estimate and stick to it.

Reported by:
Benjamin Sutherland, LGM Outdoor Services
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07860, Newton, New Jersey - April 10, 2014

Sod Installation

$1.00 to $3.00 per square foot installed
Sod install will depend on land preparation

Reported by:
Joe Zanni, Aries Landscape & Construction
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28226, Charlotte, North Carolina - December 19, 2013

Sod Installation

$0.42 per square foot installed
We charge $185 per pallet installed.

Reported by:
Marcus Able, Able Landscaping & Tree Services
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