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Pine Straw MD
06-15-2009, 05:04 PM
What are the prices people are paying in NC, SC, MS, AL and FL? Whats the quality like and what type are you getting?


Jason

lawnspecialties
06-15-2009, 08:31 PM
The average price for long-needle for me is $3.85/bale. That's my typical price for small jobs. I can get about .25 cheaper when ordering large quantities.

Pine Straw MD
06-15-2009, 08:52 PM
Sounds like the quality must be good, how many pounds do the bales weigh or what are the dimensions or how many square feet is a bale covering?

CALandscapes
06-16-2009, 12:14 AM
We're paying in the $6/bale range in the N.O., LA area.

Wayyyyyy too much. BUT - the quality is on point (if that makes up for the price..?! :dizzy::dizzy::dizzy: )

Pine Straw MD
06-16-2009, 07:08 AM
Thanks for replying, thats really interesting. I've heard that there is a lot of mechanically made bales in the western states, is that what you are getting?

Is it longleaf?

Jason

lawnspecialties
06-16-2009, 10:47 AM
Sounds like the quality must be good, how many pounds do the bales weigh or what are the dimensions or how many square feet is a bale covering?

I couldn't tell you what the dimensions are. I ordered a full tractor trailer for a job 2 months ago and it held 1344 bales loaded to the door. I paid $3.60/bale for that load.

Pine Straw MD
06-16-2009, 07:14 PM
lawnspecialties,

Thanks for the reply! How many square feet did you end up covering with that load?

P.S. Or cubic feet or however you roll. I can handle it.

Thanks for participating in this thread, I appreciated it.

Jason

lawnspecialties
06-16-2009, 07:49 PM
No real way to tell on the square feet. It was for the common areas of a subdivision plus about 6 or 7 home installations. That took a little over 1000 bales and we sold the rest of the straw "per bale" to some other homeowners.

Pine Straw MD
06-17-2009, 12:05 PM
Great way to get rid of the extra.

Is anyone in Mississippi doing anything with pine straw?