How Much Does it Cost to Sod a Yard in Dallas?
If you are considering installing new sod or replacing the existing sod in your yard, several things will affect how much it costs to sod a yard. The most important cost factors to consider will be the size of your lawn or how many pallets of sod are needed and the type of sod installed. On average, most north Dallas homewowners pay between $1,800 and $6,400 for sod installation in the front and backyard.
How Much is a Pallet of Sod?
The cost of a pallet of sod varies depending on the grass variety selected. Bermuda grass is typically the least expensive, St. Augustine grass is usually somewhere in the middle cost range and Zoysia grass is typically the most expensive. On average, each pallet of high quality sod fresh cut from a local sod farm will cost between $175 and $300 excluding delivery, ground preparation and installation.
How Much Does a Pallet of Sod Cover?
Landscaping companies order sod by the pallet. When getting an estimate for sod installation, they will ask you how many square feet of sod you need to have installed. The total square footage will be used to determine how many pallets of sod need to be ordered and installed. One pallet contains 450 square feet of sod and will typically cover about 425 square feet of area after taking in to account about 5% waste for odd shaped areas where sod will need to be cut.
Best Sod Grass Types for North Dallas
St. Augustine Grass
How Much Does it Cost to Sod a New Lawn?
If you have a yard that only has the dirt, is properly graded and you simply need a professional landscaping company to deliver and properly install new sod, you can expect to pay between $1,800 and $3,200 for a typical front yard and between $4,800 and $6,400 for the entire property. The range of cost depends on the installation area as well as the type of grass you are having installed.
Size of lawn
An average homes in north Dallas might have between 1,350 and 1,800 square feet of turf in a front yard and between 1,800 and 3,150 square feet of turf in the backyard. Roughly speaking, a typical front yard will take about 3-4 pallets of sod and anywhere from 4-7 pallets in the backyard.
Type of grass installed
The installation method is the same for all of the warm season grasses; however, the cost of the sod itself is different. Bermuda sod is the least expensive of the warm season grasses followed by St. Augustine and Zoysia.
How Much Does it Cost to Resod a Yard?
Perhaps you have existing sod in place but need to have new sod installed in certain areas to cover bare spots in the lawn or where the grass isn’t growing due to lack of sunlight or poor grading. If that’s the case, you can expect to add between $200 and $800 in addition to the typical sod installation costs of $1,800 and $6,400 mentioned above. The additional costs to resod a yard will be for things like grass removal, dump fees and others as outlined below.
Before new sod can be installed, any existing grass will need to be removed from the installation area. If the existing grass is thinning or very sparse, this can usually be cut back and removed easily. However, if the existing grass is healthy and deeply rooted, a sod cutter will need to be used to remove it. Most professional landscaping companies will charge for the additional labor costs of removing the existing sod.
Soil for grading
If parts of your lawn need to be backfilled with soil to prevent runoff or to adjust the grade, you can expect to pay additional fees soil and grading.
Raising sprinkler heads
Over time, sprinkler heads sink. When replacing your existing sod, some of your sprinkler heads might need to be raised back up again to provide proper watering to your new sod. Most companies will charge a small fee for raising sprinkler heads.
We recommend hiring a professional sod installation company who is willing to come out to your home, take measurements and provide you with an estimate for how much it costs to sod a yard. In addition, the company you hire should be knowledgeable about the different warm-season grasses used in the north Dallas area and be able to help you select the proper sod type for your property and be upfront with you about all the costs associated with your new lawn installation.
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