DIY - Laying sod - time estimate

johnb352(9)June 23, 2010

I am going to sod my front yard in couple weeks (Zoysia). The area I'm sodding is roughly 2800 sq. ft., about 7 pallets.

I need to be able to get this done over a weekend. I'd get the sod delivered early Saturday morning.

I have never thrown sod before. Have absolutely no idea how long this will take.

Can someone give me a ballpark estimate how long it takes to put down a pallet of sod?

Could 2 people put down 7 pallets of sod over a Saturday and Sunday?


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twalkman(z7 GA)

Dude, this time of year you need to get that sod down in 4 hours. Sits too long in the heat/sun and you'll have waisted your time and money. Get more people, especially if you've never done it before. Craigslist might be a good way to find someone who's done it before to help you.

Or split the job into 2 deliveries.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2010 at 10:51AM
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As long as your soil prep is all finished you should have no problem laying it in a weekend. Just make sure you stagger the edges of the sod, like a brick wall.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2010 at 10:53AM
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I laid that much sod, South Fl, saved 500 dollars but I would never, ever do that again. Top it off, I rented a sod cutter to tear out the old yard, raked it up, bagged it, etc...about killed myself. (51 years old), but live and learn. Two guys, take all day..go slow...drink alot of water....

    Bookmark   August 16, 2010 at 2:22PM
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