Sod pallets cover 400 square feet (20'x20' area). There are 150 pieces on each pallet.
A pallet of sod is 4 ft. x 4 ft. A sod piece is 16 in. x 24 in. and a total of 2.67 sq. ft per piece.
Depending on the type of grass, the soil type, a pallet of grass is usually around 2800-3000 pounds, but they can weigh significantly more in the rainy season. The wetter it is, the heavier it will be.
Our current services include: turf removal and dumping, top soil delivery and spreading, sod delivery, sod installation, rolling, sod stapling, free estimates and consultations. We do not provide grading and leveling services.
Agriscape grows its own Bahia grass.
There was a time when Agriscape grew and harvested more sod types, but we soon realized that it is more beneficial to build relationships with local sod farms and choose the best sod available.
This is how we're able to offer the highest quality sod on the market. Agriscape's owner, Randy, regularly visits sod farms and evaluates the quality of sod to ensure we are choosing the best for our customers. By leaving the burden of farming to the farmers, we had the opportunity to fine tune our systems and practices as installers. There are sod farms that offer installation services--they are limited to using their own sod supply...and their expertise is not installation. The best sod on the market with expert workmanship is our goal. Every business decision is based on that goal.
We do guarantee the sod will arrive fresh cut from the farm. There is no guarantee or warranty expressed or implied for ongoing survival of sod for conditions beyond our control.
All turf grasses are grown on full-sun farms. All grass types will perform well in full sun if adequately irrigated, treated, and maintained well.
Since turfgrass is a plant, at least four hours of direct sunlight is required for survival. However there are a few types of grass that are more tolerant to shade.
St. Augustine: Provista, Bitterblue, Seville, and Citrablue
Zoysia: Icon Zoysia
If an area is too shady for even weeds to thrive, then we do not recommend using sod. Consider an alternative ground cover like mulch or rocks in areas that do not receive any sunlight. All sod types need a minimum of 4-6 hours of sunlight.
Bahia grass is a low-maintenance grass that grows well with very little water and fertilizer. Bahia is the only option for sites that do not have an irrigation system. its also ideal for large lots, acreage, and erosion control. Bahia is pasture grass and grows on its own. However it can have ants, weeds, and appear brown and hay-like.
For more information on the advantages and disadvantages of Bahia grass:
Agriscape provides free, no-pressure consulations. Someone can visit your site and give you recommendations on the best sod type for your lawn. Would you be interested in scheduling a consulation?
We do not install sod rolls on most residential properties. Sod rolls are installed along the roadside or on polo fields and golf courses.
If the ground is already prepared, the average homeowner can lay one 400 square foot pallet of sod in 45-90 minutes. It will take longer if the area is difficult to access or needs a lot of cuttings (i.e. curving around landscape beds, tree circles, etc.).
Sand grown sod is grown on sandy soil, and muck sod is grown on organic soil near Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades and isn’t suited to our soil type. Plants thrive when they are planted in the same soil type they were grown in. Sand based sod is the best option for Florida’s sandy soil as the sod grows a deeper, more mature root system and requires less watering after the sod is established.
Yes, dormant grass can be installed. The establishment period is longer since the grass isn't actively growing, but once the weather warms up, and with proper irrigation, treatment, and maintenance, the sod will thrive.
Yes, available sod types can be purchased online. Prices are subject to change without notice, but we will contact you before fulfilling your order if there is a price difference.
Do not have your sod delivered until the area is completely clear of debris and prepared for sod installation. The sod needs to be installed immediately after delivery.
We are committed to delivering sod fresh cut from the farm. When you place your order online, please include the desired delivery date, gate code information, and preferred unloading instructions. We are unable to provide a delivery time, but we can give a window of time that the sod will be delivered. Please clearly mark where you'd like the sod pallets to be placed using marking paint or flags if you're unable to be on site. The forklift is 9 feet wide. We will be happy to place the pallets anywhere the machine can fit.
We currently do not have a pick-up option available.
There is a one-time delivery fee of $45 if an order is placed online. The delivery fee covers the entire order whether it's one pallet or 100 pallets. The minimum order is one pallet.
Sod can be installed year-round. However, the best time to install sod is during the spring and fall when the rain and heat aren't as extreme.
Yes, of course! We regularly deliver sod to homeowners and landscapers that install on their own. Be sure to have the area prepared before the sod arrives. It's best to place your order online 2-3 days ahead of the desired delivery date.
Before digging, be sure to submit a request to 811 and the necessary utility companies to have gas, electric, water, and cable lines marked. Call at least two full business days before any planned digging. Flag sprinklers and inspect your irrigation system.
The area should be properly prepared before the sod is delivered. All existing turf needs to be removed using a shovel, rototiller, or sod cutter. If you choose to use herbicide, be sure to follow the labels on the product. Rake the soil smooth, taking care to fill in any low areas and lower any high spots—this will prevent drainage issues down the road. Use a rake to pull the soil back or a flat, square shovel to lower the soil to about one to two inches below hard surfaces like sidewalks and driveways. If this step is skipped, the sod will sit too high and create drainage issues as well as a tripping hazard. Use the same technique to lower your soil 1/2 to 1 inch from your neighbors’ lawn to blend the new sod with your neighbor.
We can work on pricing if the job or delivery is more than a truckload, which is 18 pallets.. Would you be interested in ordering 18 or more pallets? Check out our Truckload Pricing online!
Orders need to be placed online by 4:00 PM at least 2 business days before the desired delivery date.
All sod orders are unloaded curbside. If we are requested to place anywhere else, a Delivery Waiver must be signed. Once the waiver is signed, as long as the 9-foot-wide forklift can access the areas, the delivery driver can place the pallets where you need them. Please use marking paint or irrigation flags to mark where you'd like the pallets placed if you cannot be onsite at the time of delivery.
Unfortunately, we are not able to predict delays in the sod field or traffic, so we cannot give a delivery time. We will provide a window of time to expect your sod delivery.
No, the sod can be delivered even if no one is home. The forklift is 9 feet wide and may not be able to drop off pallets in fenced areas and back yards.
Once the order is placed online, our staff coordinates trucking and orders the sod to be cut from the field. On delivery day, the sod is harvested the same day it will be delivered, the driver loads up the sod pallets onto the truck, covers them with tarp, straps them down, and then delivers to customers.
Our semi tractor trailers can haul up to 20 pallets per truck, however, when the ground is saturated after rain, we can sometimes only haul 15-18. Our residential delivery truck can carry up to 12 pallets per load.
If you are DIYing your sod please have the area prepared and ready for sod installation before it is delivered. For optimal results, we strongly recommend installing the sod within 24 hours of delivery. In the hot, summer months, leave the sod on the pallets no longer than 48 hours. It will begin to compost under the extreme weight and heat.
Agriscape Sod is proud to offer sod delivery to residents and businesses in the following counties:
Yes. Estimates are completely free. We are not high-pressure salesmen. We view each estimate as an opportunity to help our customers solve a problem. Most of the time, we are able to solve the problem with our sod replacement services, and other times we refer them to a lawn treatment company to correct a soil, pest, or disease problem. We may also refer a landscaper or land grading service. If our services are out of budget, we happily offer alternatives that can help get the project done under a budget, without compromising the quality of work.
In short, no. We do not negotiate our prices for our sod or services, but we are happy to discuss money-saving alternatives. We are here to help you figure out a solution on your budget.
No, as long as we have permission to take measurements on the property, we are able to conduct a site evaluation even if no one is home. Use marking paint to identify the areas needing sod replacement.
Scheduling an estimate is really quick! You can schedule a date and time to meet with an estimator at your location by clicking here:
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Or send photos to our estimator's line insert text line phone number along with your name, address, email address, and a brief description of what you'd like to be done.
Estimates are valid for 90 days. Grass regrows and sod prices change, so after 90 days, you would need to schedule another free estimate so we can reevaluate any changes to the site and provide another estimate.
Our knowledgeable, full-time estimator will reach out to you to find the best time in your schedule to meet. Simply schedule a free estimate online by visiting INSERT URL HERE You can also call or text INSERT PHONE NUMBER HERE to begin the process
It’s still a good idea to get a few estimates to confirm measurements. Be sure that guy has insurance, is licensed, and is a registered entity.
Hiring an uninsured contractor puts you at risk of being responsible for any damages or injuries, including medical bills and lost wages, if injured while on your property.
Knowing the square footage needed is a great first step! However, there are several factors that determine the materials, tools, and time needed for a sod replacement project. Our estimators look for accessibility for our sod delivery truck, dump truck, and tractors, including, but not limited to:
• sandy/saturated soil
• septics tanks
• drain fields
• fences and narrow gates
• high traffic roads
• narrow roads
• limited staging area
• clearance 9 feet wide and high
• Interference from other contractors
By evaluating the site, we are able to provide a more accurate estimate so there aren't any surprise costs down the road.
We understand that Agriscape Sod will not be a match for every customer, therefore, we welcome any questions and discussions that may help you make a decision. We encourage everyone to get multiple estimates. Only you can determine if a sod company will provide the value and service you need to complete your project. We refuse to compromise quality in order to lower our prices.
Typically we are booked out 3-4 weeks, but constructions delays are common and jobs may be rescheduled to be completed sooner. Scheduling is greatly affected by weather and we will keep customers updated.
Our installation prices are based on site accessibility, location, sod type, services requested, and estimated time required.
Once the quote is accepted, a non-refundable deposit is required to secure a spot on our schedule. The materials are ordered, trucking is secured, tools and equipment are prepared. It is the responsibility of the homeowner to call 811 three full business days prior to the scheduled installation. The homeowner is also responsible for flagging and correcting any issues with the sprinkler system prior to installation day.
Transactions like sod installation, where material is installed, it is considered real property and is not subject to sales tax.
For installations, we take cash, personal and business checks, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. All delivery orders must be placed online prior to scheduling. You can pay using credit, debit, Google Pay and Apple Pay for online orders.
We also accept Google Pay, Apple Pay, cash, checks, and bank wiring. Delivery orders must be paid before scheduling.
For installation services, payment is due upon completion of the job, less the deposit amount.
For delivery service, payment is made online at the time of ordering about 2-3 days before the desired delivery date.
All delivery orders must be placed online before 4:00 PM at least 2 business days before the desired delivery date. No exceptions. We accept all major credit cards, Google Pay, and Apple Pay.
Yes! That’s our specialty. If you’re unsure about doing sod replacement yourself or having a professionall installation, meet with one of our estimators to talk about different options. Would you like to schedule a free estimate?
If the rain chances are above 70% or if the sod fields are saturated from prior rain, sod installations are pushed back. All jobs are pushed back and will be completed in the order in which they are scheduled. This is more common during the summer months. We will stay in contact and will inform our customers of any changes or possible delays.
No, you do not need to be home when we are replacing your lawn as long as we have authorization to perform work on your property as described in the accepted quote.
Once the job is accepted, a change order is required to make any changes at least 48 hours before the scheduled sod replacement. This policy is in place to ensure we have the proper tools and materials. Agriscape will carry out and complete the work as described in the accepted quote and has no obligation to carry out any further work. Only materials and services in the accepted quote are included. All other requested works are excluded and are additional cost, however we are happy to provide a separate estimate to complete additional work, if needed.
If your lawn has a Bermuda, Torpedo, or carpet grass problem, yes. Using a herbicide to kill your lawn will greatly increase the likelihood that those same weeds will not return. However, there is no way to guarantee that the weeds will not return. We do not live in a confined environment and unfortunately, that means that the wind, lawn care, animals, etc. can carry weeds and sprigs back into the lawn.
If you're concerned about weed control, consider Scott's Provista St. Augustine sod. It is glyphosate tolerant (that is the active ingredient in Round-Up) and can be sprayed to kill the weeds without harming the grass itself. If you'd like more information about Provista and if it could be the right sod choice for you, we can schedule a free consultation for you.
A machine roller is used in the final stage of installation to help get rid of any air pockets and to help the roots of the sod make contact with the soil. The machine roller is 4 feet wide, and will be used anywhere it can access. The roller cannot be used in saturated or sloped areas.
After about three weeks the sod will have a shallow roots which will allow for mowing and less watering. It takes about six weeks for a deep, mature root system.
The most important step you can take to eliminate the seams in your newly sodded yard is to adequately water. If new sod does not get enough water, the sod pieces shrink and create gaps. In the summer month, the seams should be blended together within 6 weeks. It will take longer in the winter months since the sod is not actively growing.
Each job is different, but a typical sod replacement takes between 3 to 6 working hours. Accessibility, thickness of the existing turf being removed, the amount of cuttings required, and weather are the biggest determining factors.
It's best to wait 21-30 days after installation or until the sod is fulling established to mow. After a few weeks, tug on the corner of a few pieces of sod to be sure the roots have the pieces pegged down. It may take longer for the roots to establish during the cooler months.
During the first month of treatment, please do not fertilize or treat your sod unless there is a pest (grubs or webworm) or a disease (usually fungus) apparent during the establishment period.
Water your new sod immediately after installation. Follow this link for a great article from the University of Florida that explains how to properly water to establish a new lawn:
Early morning is the best time to water your sod. Later in the day will have unnecessary evaporation and late in the evening will increase the likelihood of disease from sitting water.
For best results, time your irrigation program so that the LAST zone finishes irrigating about 1 hour prior to sunrise. This will give the water 1 hour to seep into the soil, and then when the sun rises, excess water will be evaporated to reduce the chances of disease and fungus.
We understand unavoidable changes and delay happen in life and we are flexible. Please notify us by calling INSERT PHONE NUMBER HERE or emailing INSWER EMAIL ADDRESS HERE at least 48 hours before your scheduled sod replacement. There is no guarantee that we'll be able to reschedule your job immediately after, but we will do our best to work it in the schedule.
If you notice sod is not performing well within the first few weeks, do not just sit and wait. It will not correct itself. Have your irrigation system audited to check to even coverage. We recommend reaching out a highly qualified, lawn treatment company for diagnosis and treatment. Sosa Sod is not responsible for deterioration after installation.