How Much Does It Cost to Install Sod for Your New Lawn?
A frequent question is “how much does it cost to install sod for my new lawn”? Houston Grass South Owner Michael Romine answers that question and describes the factors that determine the cost per pallet of grass sod. If you’d like to talk about your next lawn project with Michael, please call us at 281-431-7441.
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Another question that we get asked frequently here at Houston Grass is how much does it cost to install new sod. The answer to that varies. If we’re talking about a barren dirt backyard that needs new grass on it, it ranges anywhere from $45 a pallet to $55 a pallet depending on whether or not the guys have to wheelbarrow the grass.
Say there is no access other than a three foot personnel gate to the backyard, that means that the 18 wheeler drops the grass off in your driveway with a forklift and then they leave and the installation crew shows up and they have to load each of those pieces into a wheelbarrow and wheel it into the backyard. In that case it’s $55 a pallet.
If you have a wide open area, bare dirt that’s ready for grass, and we can drive our forklift out there and place the pallets around, then they charge $45 a pallet to install those pallets.
If there is debris or current vegetation or something like that that is there, then what we normally do is we send our installation guy out to the premises and he looks around and he decides if there is dirt work that is going to be involved or if the area needs to be sprayed with round up and killed first, and whether or not he’s going to need to use a sod cutter or a weed eater to get rid of the existing vegetation. So, if it’s not a bare dirt yard, there are a lot of variables that go into deciding how much it’s going to cost.
Of course, it’s based on how large the area is and each pallet covers 450 square feet, so everything is based on a price per 450 square feet. And that’s the way we price everything.
We’re proud to offer what we believe is the best grass sod in the Houston area! It’s grown on our family farm in Bay City, Texas, and we’ve been growing grass the right way on that farm for more than 30 years.
You can pick up your sod at our location in Arcola or we can deliver your grass sod to your project site. Call us at 281-431-7441 for more information or ask for a quote by using our form.