Quick Intro

Intro to Sod Grass in the El Campo Area

El Campo, TX has a hot and humid climate. Summers are very hot with temperatures in the 90s, while winters are relatively mild with temperatures in the 30s and 40s.

The warm and wet climate makes it a great area for growing grasses that are adapted to the region. Popular choices include Bermuda grass, St. Augustine grass, and Zoysia grass, all of which require full sun and plenty of moisture.

These grasses are drought tolerant and pest resistant and can withstand the extreme temperatures of El Campo.

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

El Campo Sod Cost Chart

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

BermudaZoysiaSt. AugustineBuffalo
500 sq ft$165 - $315$265 - $440$240 - $440$265 - $390
1000 sq ft$340 - $640$540 - $890$490 - $890$540 - $790
1500 sq ft$515 - $965$815 - $1340$740 - $1340$815 - $1190
2000 sq ft$690 - $1290$1090 - $1790$990 - $1790$1090 - $1590
2500 sq ft$865 - $1615$1365 - $2240$1240 - $2240$1365 - $1990
3000 sq ft$1040 - $1940$1640 - $2690$1490 - $2690$1640 - $2390

*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 El Campo?

As you can see in our handy chart below, july is generally a decent time to lay sod in El Campo.

Because the daytime temperature averages between 74° and 94° degrees fahrenheit, the sod will be able to take root and grow, but it may take a little longer than usual. Make sure to keep it well hydrated!

Average high in july

94°

Average low in july

74°

july is an

average time

to lay sod in El Campo, TX

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 El Campo, Texas, 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 El Campo, Texas, 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 El Campo, Texas: Landscaping Company vs. Sod Farm

Where to Buy Sod in El Campo - Local TX 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 $150 per pallet when buying in bulk from sod farms near El Campo, 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 10 closest sod farms to El Campo:
  • Turfgrass Producers of Texas321 Caney Trail Dr, Wharton, TX 77488 16 miles away
  • Thomas Turfgrass3931 County Road 154 Wharton, TX 77488 16 miles away
  • Horizon Grass Farms5713 CR 156 Rd , Wharton TX 17 miles away
  • B&S Grass Farms 701 Avenue F Bay City, Tx 77414 23 miles away
  • Triangle Turf Company10917 SH 60 S Bay City, 77414 30 miles away
  • Quality Turf Farms18675 Texas 35 Sweeny, TX 77480 31 miles away
  • King Grass Farm1923 County Road 772 Damon, TX 77430 31 miles away
  • Twinwood Farms9426 FM 1489 Simonton, TX 77476 37 miles away
  • All Seasons Turf Grass32601 F.M. 529 Brookshire, TX 77423 50 miles away
  • Houston Turf Grass213 McKeever Rd. Arcola, TX 77583 53 miles away

What else?

Other Factors that Affect Pricing in El Campo

Sod Supplier & Delivery Distance

Houston is the largest city within 100 miles of El Campo. This means that Houston lawn companies near El Campo may charge more to cover the cost to travel to your property. But at the same time you will have more options to choose from, so make sure to get multiple quotes. We've seen how prices can vary wildly!

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 El Campo in the winter, you can sometimes get deals in the off-season.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Can’t find the answer you’re looking for? Reach out to us directly at team@sodcalculator.com

What is the cost for a pallet of sod in El Campo?

As mentioned above, it depends on if you want the DIY or the white-glove approach, but it can range anywhere from $150 to $545 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 El Campo, Texas?

Warm season grasses grow best in El Campo 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 El Campo?

If your goal is to get just 200 square feet of sod in El Campo, 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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Terrance Sowell

Writer & Editor, SodCalculator.com

Terrance is a former engineer turned sod connoisseur, who brings a unique, scientific approach to the world of landscaping. His analytical style and dedication to environmentally responsible practices make his content an invaluable resource for the eco-conscious homeowner.

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