Quick Intro

Intro to Sod Grass in the Tifton Area

Tifton is located in the US southern coastal plain of Georgia, which has a humid subtropical climate. The summers are hot and humid, while the winters tend to be mild and wet.

That climate, along with its soil, allows for various varieties of warm-season grasses such as Bermudagrass, Centipedegrass, St Augustinegrass, and Zoysiagrass to be grown optimally there. Cool season grasses, like Kentucky Bluegrass, can also be grown there, but they are more prone to wilting in summer and are not as resilient against pests and diseases which thrive in the warmer temperatures.

Let's take a look at some costs for different lawn sizes.

Tifton Sod Cost Chart

Listed below are average price ranges for various yard sizes and sod types

BermudaZoysiaSt. AugustineBuffalo
500 sq ft$185 - $335$285 - $460$260 - $460$285 - $410
1000 sq ft$360 - $660$560 - $910$510 - $910$560 - $810
1500 sq ft$535 - $985$835 - $1360$760 - $1360$835 - $1210
2000 sq ft$710 - $1310$1110 - $1810$1010 - $1810$1110 - $1610
2500 sq ft$885 - $1635$1385 - $2260$1260 - $2260$1385 - $2010
3000 sq ft$1060 - $1960$1660 - $2710$1510 - $2710$1660 - $2410

*Keep in mind these sod prices only include the sod itself - not delivery fees, sod installation, and other lawn care services.

Timing it just right

Is Now the Best Time to Lay Sod in Tifton?

As you can see in our handy chart below, april is generally a great time to lay sod in Tifton.

Because the daytime temperature averages between 55° and 78° degrees fahrenheit, the sod will be able to take root and grow quickly.

Average high in april

78°

Average low in april

55°

april is a

good time

to lay sod in Tifton, GA

Click/scroll on the months above to see average temperatures and how that affects the best time to lay sod.

The Best Types for Your Area

Because of the climate in Tifton, Georgia, the best sods to grow are warm-season grasses. Below is a list of these grasses and their ballpark prices:

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Price Considerations

DIY vs. Hiring a Sod Installation Company

When it comes to sodding your new lawn in Tifton, Georgia, there are two options to consider. Each offers its unique set of advantages and disadvantages:

Hiring Sod Professionals

Going with a landscaping company means a comprehensive, hands-free solution. They have teams that manage everything from sourcing quality sod to preparing the ground, taking care of sod delivery to your property, and installing the turf grass for you.

Cost: This is when you want the white glove "do it all for me" approach. You're not just paying for the product but also for professional labor, project management, and often, a service warranty. Expect to pay $300 or more per pallet of sod and double that figure for installation.

Sod Procurement options in Tifton, Georgia: Landscaping Company vs. Sod Farm

Where to Buy Sod in Tifton - Local GA Sod Farms

Want to save a little cash? Sod farms are the way to go. This DIY approach comes with its own set of challenges, but the cost-saving potential for homeowners is significant.

Cost: Prices can drop to as low as $165 per pallet when buying in bulk from sod farms near Tifton, offering you substantial savings. You'll sometimes need to go pick up the sod yourself as well.

DIY: The trade-off here is the manual labor involved in self-installation. Additionally, many sod farms operate on a minimum purchase policy, commonly starting at multiple pallets, which typically covers at least 1000 square feet.

Poor Online Support: Don't expect a sophisticated online browsing experience. Most sod farms have basic websites, so you'll likely need to make a phone call or fire off an email conversation to get ahold of availability and pricing.

Interested in going the farm route?

Here are the 9 closest sod farms to Tifton:
  • Tifton Turf Farm322 Brighton Road Tifton, GA 31794 3 miles away
  • Superior Turf Farms2777 Georgia Hwy 107 Ashburn, GA 31714 18 miles away
  • Pike Creek Turf Inc427 Pike Creek Turf Circle Adel GA 31620 25 miles away
  • Royal Turf Farms8329 Old Valdosta Rd, Nashvile GA 31639 25 miles away
  • Wright Turf2005 Nelms Road Albany, GA 31705-6105 33 miles away
  • Sumter Sod1257 Hooks Mill Rd Leslie, GA 31764 52 miles away
  • The Sod Source5311 Georgia 230, Unadilla, Georgia 31091, United States 56 miles away
  • Boyd Sod Farm806 Quitman Hwy N, Greenville, FL 32331 58 miles away
  • Philema Turf129 Taylor St, Americus, GA 31709 59 miles away

What else?

Other Factors that Affect Pricing in Tifton

Sod Supplier & Delivery Distance

Because there aren't any large metropolitan cities near Tifton you'll need to find a local sod supplier. Usually this means you'll have fewer options to choose from, but you can get a good deal as the cost of living (and thus services) is likely lower than big cities.

Preparation Work

The following factors can make a huge difference in the cost and either save you or cost you big time:

  • Regrading: Need to flatten your yard? This can vary pricing wise but expect to pay roughly $0.55 per square foot extra on average.
  • Soil needs: If it's new construction or you have poor soil, you may need to add topsoil. Expect to pay somewhere in the ballpark of $0.25 per square foot for this.
  • Removal of existing sod: If you have existing grass that needs to go, this can cost an additional $0.45 per square foot.
  • Removal of other debris: Let's just say you have lot's of pebbles and rocks in your soil. It's going to cost extra to remove those.

Installation Labor Costs

The next thing to consider pricing wise is the cost of labor. Here are some of the factors that can influence labor costs:
  • Ease of access to your yard: Is it in a back yard that's hard to access? Up on a hill that laborers have to walk up? This will add to your cost.
  • Random objects: Best case scenario: it's wide open grass. If there are lots of trees, irrigation systems, or other objects this can add to labor cost.
  • Time of year: Since it's a seasonal business, and there's less demand for sod in Tifton in the winter, you can sometimes get deals in the off-season.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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What is the cost for a pallet of sod in Tifton?

As mentioned above, it depends on if you want the DIY or the white-glove approach, but it can range anywhere from $165 to $560 a pallet. Most of the time it's somewhere in the middle around $350 per pallet.

How much sod is in a pallet?

Different companies have different pallet sizes, but the most common is 500 square feet. We've also seen 400 square feet, 450 square feet and even 504 square feet. Make sure to check with the company!

What time of year do you lay sod in Tifton, Georgia?

Warm season grasses grow best in Tifton in the Spring and early Summer. Cool season grasses grow best in the Fall and Spring.

How much is 200 square feet of sod in Tifton?

If your goal is to get just 200 square feet of sod in Tifton, you might have some luck looking on Facebook Marketplace, NextDoor, or Craigslist. Otherwise you might be out of luck and have to purchase a whole pallet (400-500 sq ft).

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Amelia Anderson

Writer & Editor, SodCalculator.com

Avid gardener and passionate landscaper, Amelia brings a wealth of knowledge and creativity to her readers. With a background in environmental studies, she combines her love for nature with her drive to create sustainable, picturesque outdoor spaces.

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