Quick Intro

Intro to Sod Grass in the Eagle Mountain Area

Eagle Mountain, UT has a semi-arid climate with hot summers and cold winters.

Due to the cold winters and low annual rainfall, the types of grasses that grow best in this area tend to be low to medium water requirement varieties, such as Buffalograss, Blue Grama, and Wild Rye.

All of these are excellent choices for lawns in Eagle Mountain, as they will tolerate drought and the cold winter temperatures.

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

Eagle Mountain Sod Cost Chart

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

Kentucky BluegrassTall FescuePerennial RyegrassFine Fescue
500 sq ft$165 - $340$290 - $415$140 - $315$215 - $365
1000 sq ft$340 - $690$590 - $840$290 - $640$440 - $740
1500 sq ft$515 - $1040$890 - $1265$440 - $965$665 - $1115
2000 sq ft$690 - $1390$1190 - $1690$590 - $1290$890 - $1490
2500 sq ft$865 - $1740$1490 - $2115$740 - $1615$1115 - $1865
3000 sq ft$1040 - $2090$1790 - $2540$890 - $1940$1340 - $2240

*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 Eagle Mountain?

As you can see in our handy chart below, july is generally not the best time to lay sod in Eagle Mountain.

Because the daytime temperature averages between 64° and 93° degrees fahrenheit, it will be difficult for the grass to take root and grow. It's still doable, but you'll need to water more frequently (like 2x daily). Consider waiting until the weather cools down a bit.

Average high in july

93°

Average low in july

64°

july is a

bad time

to lay sod in Eagle Mountain, UT

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 Eagle Mountain, Utah, the best sods to grow are cool-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 Eagle Mountain, Utah, 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 Eagle Mountain, Utah: Landscaping Company vs. Sod Farm

Where to Buy Sod in Eagle Mountain - Local UT 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 Eagle Mountain, 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 Eagle Mountain:
  • Monarch Sod211 W 1750 N, Lehi, UT 84043, USA 8 miles away
  • Utah Valley Turf Farms840 Mill Pond Rd Lehi, UT 84043 10 miles away
  • Rocky Mountain Turf Farm435 South Geneva Road Vineyard, UT 84058 15 miles away
  • Method Green Landscaping11496 S Open View Ln, South Jordan, Utah, 84009 16 miles away
  • Biograss Sod Farms9980 S State St Sandy, UT 84070 19 miles away
  • Willowwood Turf LLC8810 South 700 West Sandy, Utah 84020 20 miles away
  • All American Sod LLC8810 South 700 West Sandy, UT 84070 20 miles away
  • Emerald Turf Farms11400 S 4400 W Payson, UT 84651 24 miles away
  • Mark's Lawn and Garden Supply6351 Anders Ridge Way, West Valley City, UT 84128 25 miles away
  • Erda Sod4431 Cochrane Ln, Tooele, UT 84074, USA 26 miles away

What else?

Other Factors that Affect Pricing in Eagle Mountain

Sod Supplier & Delivery Distance

Because there aren't any large metropolitan cities near Eagle Mountain 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 Eagle Mountain 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 Eagle Mountain?

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 Eagle Mountain, Utah?

Cool season grasses grow best in Eagle Mountain in the Fall and Spring.

How much is 200 square feet of sod in Eagle Mountain?

If your goal is to get just 200 square feet of sod in Eagle Mountain, 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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