View Full Version : seeding an acre

07-24-2007, 07:26 PM
Just wondering what some of you would charge to seed 40,000 sq. ft? The area has been tilled up, all I need to do is broadcast the seed, starter fert and rake it in. The seed is around 1.75 a pound and I will be at about 5-6 pounds per thousand.

07-31-2007, 09:58 AM
anyone have any ideas?

08-01-2007, 05:47 PM
You have to figure out your overhead cost per hour, how insurance, machine payments, hour paid wages, etc. and then try and figure at least 10% for gross profit to take home. Materials are the expense with this and you should take your cost and x's that by at least 1.5, don't sell your self short on labor either. Once you find that happy medium and you are landing 60-70% of your estimates you have found your pricing. People won't tell you what they charge and it is very diferent for each state and counties for that matter. I can jack my prices up in part of town, but across the street I have to Half the price. If that makes sense.

08-01-2007, 08:18 PM
For me, it would be close to 3 grand.

08-01-2007, 10:42 PM
i like 8 lbs per thousand
.81 p/lb for contractor mix or
2nd millenium tall fescue @ 1.50 p/lb
starter fert @ .13 p/lb @ 1 lb per 1000
straw @ 5.00 bale
rake 45.00 p/hr
i would be close to 3 grand myself

08-01-2007, 10:47 PM
when you say tilled up is it real chunky i am anti real chunky.
if so i would have add harley rake time, probably another stack
just my .02 not a pro myself but i know a little something just trying to helpmaybe i,ll be a pro next year mmmmm

08-01-2007, 10:53 PM
dont mean to sound dumb but i assumed you ment hand raking thats alot
if it is chunky i would harley and then plant in a fresh bucket slick
i have found the bucket slick to be nice and soft so no need to rake
gotta be a fresh slick though if the slick gets wet and dries you got baby clay

08-01-2007, 10:56 PM
For me, it would be close to 3 grand.

may seem cheesy but alot of times it feels good to get a simillar number to some one else and your a fanatic so yeah me i'm gonna get this together like my cooking skills:clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :drinkup: