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jblawns123
10-09-2005, 11:28 PM
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jblawns123
10-09-2005, 11:29 PM
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jblawns123
10-09-2005, 11:30 PM
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TURF DOCTOR
10-09-2005, 11:59 PM
A pro at work.

freddyc
10-10-2005, 09:26 AM
Really nice job. Looks perfect! I was wondering, how long did it take you? I noticed you did the beds too. Also, looks like about 7 yards of soil??

Good work. payup

jblawns123
10-10-2005, 09:34 AM
I did the job myself. 14 man hours start to finish.

I used 40 yards of loam. The pile you see is just the edge of it.

Basically, I just scraped the old sod (if thats what you want to call it) and took it out of there (2 loads). Then spread out the mulch and loam (3-4") finish raked (by hand) and hydroseeded.

Job was priced around $2800.

lawnkid
10-10-2005, 10:18 PM
Looks good. Hey you wanna come over to Ohio and hydroseed for $2800. I woulda at least charged $4k for that especially with that hillside needing some erosion control and capping. Possibly a blanket. Did you have to rent the machine or no? How cool is it over in MA. Over here nothing we are seeding will probably come in full until spring because it's getting colder every day. I gots 3 lawns we will b e seeding this week I'll try to post.

jblawns123
10-10-2005, 11:10 PM
These pictures are from a couple weeks ago. It has already come in.

What reason do you have to justify $4k? $115 a man hour is not enough?

You must have a large overhead, even at 18 years old?

Own the Bobcat.

Not near steep enough to have to worry about erosion.

coxslawncare
10-10-2005, 11:43 PM
you didnt paint the garage too did you????:)

SouthernYankee
10-11-2005, 03:16 PM
These pictures are from a couple weeks ago. It has already come in.

What reason do you have to justify $4k? $115 a man hour is not enough?

You must have a large overhead, even at 18 years old?

Own the Bobcat.

Not near steep enough to have to worry about erosion.

I think your price was right on, I did a lot of jobs like that on Cape Cod(mostly Barnstable). I think 4k is way overpriced for that job and even on Cape Cod you would be hard pressed to get that much.

What is loam running these days and where do you get it from? Over the bridge?

jblawns123
10-11-2005, 03:46 PM
PA Landers. Was $19 /yd delivered

Prices have gone up a bit in the last couple years.

Thx for the comment on the price. I know it is priced right, I am very confident in my pricing and know my operating costs. That is why it gets to me sometimes when a 18 yr old kid tells me different.

I don't mind correcting people, and explaining why...As long as they will listen. Those that won't listen will not get very far.

Gatewayuser
10-11-2005, 04:12 PM
I think it might of been a little too, but I don't hydro seed. In my area people charge $3500 for 1 acre, but you said that you have low overhead so really you don't need to charge that high. You did a really good job it looks great!:waving:

SouthernYankee
10-11-2005, 04:50 PM
What a lot of people dont know about Cape Cod is that most people that live there are House Poor. The house in that picture would sell for $450,000, so people dont always have money to improve their yards.

I used to buy my loam at Bortolotis pit in Mashpee, I think I was paying around $15 a yard, but that was a few years ago.

Did you get your Bobcat from Great Rock in Bourne? Thats where I got my 751.


How much are getting an hour, full day or half day for your bobcat?

jblawns123
10-11-2005, 05:30 PM
I don't use the machine in that way. Yes, bought it at Great Rock.

What I find funny is at no time did I mention the sq footage of this job and everyone is throwing figures around.

Jamesgateslandscaping
10-11-2005, 05:48 PM
Could have bumped that out in half a day:cool: . But really, that looks really nice, great work!! I also think your price was on target. How much do you get for hydro seeding? Im thinking of adding it next year.payup
Thanks
James