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longviewlawncare
04-02-2002, 06:33 PM
I am getting ready to start from scratch on a yard. I will be putting down fesue and starter fertilizer after plugging the yard The yard is 5700 square feet. I figure 35 dollars in seed(50lbs covers 12000 square feet), about 15 dollars in fertilizer, and 45 for plugging. Grand total is 95 for total job. Does this sound good too you guys?

bruces
04-02-2002, 06:40 PM
Seems awfully cheap. You aren't making much for your labor.

How long do you think it will take?

I would figure price for aeration, materials cost, add mark up and and labor for your time.

longviewlawncare
04-02-2002, 07:05 PM
it will take about 2 hours max.

tlcservices
04-02-2002, 08:09 PM
great. get all you can at that price. what do you know about the prep work to be done? what is your guarantee? just having fun or trying to be a business?

Lawn-Scapes
04-02-2002, 08:21 PM
$180.00

longviewlawncare
04-02-2002, 08:24 PM
the prep work is being done by him. Cause he is doing the prep work there is no guarntee on the grass. I am trying to do it for a buisness part time until next summer but don't know how to price a seeding job. I have plenty of experince doing it just don't know how much to charge. That is where ya"ll come in. Any help will be much appricated.

Harvestman
04-02-2002, 09:29 PM
Plugging $50.00
Seed 50# @ $2.00 # $100.00
Fert $30.00
$180.00 Also. Hope this helps. Harvestman

Lawn-Scapes
04-02-2002, 09:30 PM
$30 per thousand sq. ft.(rounded up) to aerate, seed and fert...

breakdown.. $12/k to aerate, $12/k to seed and around $35 to fert...

$225.. if you have to put straw down.

Hope this helps!