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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

$1.48 per square foot installed (Range: $1.34 - $1.62)
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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

73089, Tuttle, Oklahoma - April 1, 2018

Sod Installation

$1.17 to $1.35 per square foot installed
Same as lawn services

Reported by:
Dave Woodard, Lawn Ranger
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75077, Lewisville, Texas - March 31, 2018

Sod Installation

$1.50 to $1.70 per square foot installed
Each lawn is priced to include soil preparation, delivery, disposal, irrigation leveling, and of course sod installation.

Reported by:
Tanner Maxson, Main Street Mowing
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18045, Easton, Pennsylvania - February 18, 2018

Sod Installation

$3.00 to $4.00 per square foot installed
Estimates available depending on what you want done.

Reported by:
Derick Gibson, Hardscaping Plus
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33020, Hollywood, Florida - January 13, 2018

Sod Installation

$1.50 to $2.50 per square foot installed
Basically, we charge $2 per square foot of sod material and installation labor. We upcharge for removing existing surface and/or leveling and grading grounds.

Reported by:
Katherine Garibello, TribeCrew
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91104, Pasadena, California - October 17, 2017

Sod Installation

$3.50 to $5.00 per square foot installed
Paypal,cash, checks

Reported by:
Hector Gomez, Live Oak Landscape & Concrete
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77082, Houston, Texas - August 7, 2017

Sod Installation

$2.25 to $3.00 per square foot installed
Required a visit prior to estimate

Reported by:
Leo Cardoso, Sunshine Landscape & Irrigation inc.
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70592, Youngsville, Louisiana - May 17, 2017

Sod Installation

$0.80 to $2.00 per square foot installed
sod may vary depending location, grade of sod, sq foot, and landscape to sod.

Reported by:
Broc Decou, Cuttin Up In Acadiana LLC
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30067, Marietta, Georgia - May 3, 2017

Sod Installation

$1.00 to $3.00 per square foot installed
We charge per pallet average is 425 per pallet

Reported by:
Brandon Dunnigan, Home Solutions Landscape & Designs
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37771, Lenoir City, Tennessee - April 6, 2017

Sod Installation

$2.00 to $4.00 per square foot installed
I bill out cost of sod plus $40 per man per hour

Reported by:
David Roberts, Heartland Lawn & Landscapes
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11777, Port Jefferson, New York - February 6, 2017

Sod Installation

$1.00 to $2.00 per square foot installed
Deposit is due at contract signing. Final payment is due upon completion.

Reported by:
Greg Van Ostrand, Land Tech Landscapes
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