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Green Pastures
08-03-2002, 09:51 PM
I know there are alot of variables but what or how do you charge for this?

I'm thinking of figuring all the material (Nutragreen Organic Compost, fert. and seed) cost then adding for estimated labor then dividing by square ft. and pricing it per sq. ft. this way I'll have a price to start from in the future.

Have any suggestions, ideas? I'm in south eastern Virginia so it's gonna be a Fescue lawn.

Scott

65hoss
08-04-2002, 06:14 AM
How are you going to get the compost spread? How thick?

I have some data on this, but I would prefer you contact me via email.

jkelton
08-04-2002, 11:24 AM
You're largest cost variable will be how much compost you plan to use. Do you plan on any method of incorporating the material in the existing soil? It sounds like this is not a brand new lawn - I would reccomend aerating the lawn thoroughly before adding the compost and seed (or tilling the compost in). Depending on the size of area you plan to work with, you might want to check out any mulch blower services that are located in you area - they will be able to save you quite a bit of time. A good university website to check out is:

http://www.agronomy.psu.edu/Extension/Turf/TurfExt.html

They have several papers you can download that might help you (and others).

jkelton
08-04-2002, 05:30 PM
Just thought of another good university site:

http://aggieturf.tamu.edu/index.html