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Decoste76
10-15-2010, 06:21 PM
How do these price sound.

To aerate, overseed, and fertlize

5,000 sq ft prop- $185

16,000 sq ft prop-$505

25000- $760

50,000- $1435

MLAWCARE
10-15-2010, 08:11 PM
seems high to me but if you can get those prices go for it

grassyfras
10-15-2010, 09:28 PM
I think your lucky to get $150 here to do that on a lot around 10,000 sqft

corey4671
10-15-2010, 09:36 PM
shoot I did one today, about 6k sq ft of turf. No fert. Just aeration and slit seed. Got $305 and I was the lowest of four bids! $400k property though. It all depends on the market you are working in. If I were to drive about 10 minutes away from there I'd get laughed off the front porch.

corey4671
10-15-2010, 09:38 PM
I've done about a dozen jobs in the last week and I'm pretty sure the lowest I've done was $80. that was a job this morning on a front yard that MIGHT have been 2k sq ft.

Darryl G
10-15-2010, 10:01 PM
shoot I did one today, about 6k sq ft of turf. No fert. Just aeration and slit seed. Got $305 and I was the lowest of four bids! $400k property though. It all depends on the market you are working in. If I were to drive about 10 minutes away from there I'd get laughed off the front porch.

I'd be about twice that. Did a 7K for $650 last Tues but that was putting down 25 pounds of starter fert too and I put down TTTF for seed which goes down kind of heavy (8lb/k)

corey4671
10-15-2010, 10:07 PM
I only seed TTTF at 6lbs on an established lawn. Double pass

Darryl G
10-15-2010, 10:41 PM
Sounds about right. Was pretty bare/sparse in this case. Checked it today at 10 days and coming kind of slow due to cooler temps.

MLAWCARE
10-15-2010, 10:42 PM
I think your lucky to get $150 here to do that on a lot around 10,000 sqft

Yeah thats what I am kind of thinking

Decoste76
10-17-2010, 09:18 PM
ya i thinking im prety good for the area i am in. so well see how it all goes the ones that said yes to doing never asked about price so it is what it is

TLS
10-17-2010, 09:31 PM
I've always stuck to the rule:

Aerate = 2-3x's mowing fee (depending on size)

Fert = Normal fert app price

Seed = Varies depending on how much and what type (usually time and materials)

So for a typical 3/4 acre residential lot I would charge...

$150 aerate
$135 starter fert
$125 seed

$410 total for 3/4 acre res lot

corey4671
10-30-2010, 07:59 AM
I've always stuck to the rule:

Aerate = 2-3x's mowing fee (depending on size)

Fert = Normal fert app price

Seed = Varies depending on how much and what type (usually time and materials)

So for a typical 3/4 acre residential lot I would charge...

$150 aerate
$135 starter fert
$125 seed

$410 total for 3/4 acre res lot

That's roughly 33k sq ft. At 8lbs per k that 264 lbs. Right now i can buy tttf for around a dollar a lb. You're not even covering the cost of material let alone the labor.
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TLS
10-30-2010, 08:40 AM
I just bought it a month ago for $35/bag.

I don't put down anywhere near 8lb/k. Were talking about overseeding. I'd be lucky if I put down 75lbs of seed for this 3/4 acre lawn. So maybe $50 worth of seed, and $75 to throw it down.

Scgentlman1
12-25-2010, 03:00 PM
I charge $240.00 per 10,000sf. Includes Lesco cert fescue seed, Fert,Lime, and Aerating.

JBlawn
12-25-2010, 03:15 PM
If your going to do the job RIGHT your price is spot on too mine...


TLC $125 to seed around 33k ???? minimum 4 pounds per 1,000 is where you need to be thats 132 pounds to do the job right.. think about raising your price..

DavidNJ
12-28-2010, 01:04 PM
When you include aerating, how many holes of what size and depth per sq ft are you using?

bmoorefield
01-03-2011, 12:11 PM
I charge $240.00 per 10,000sf. Includes Lesco cert fescue seed, Fert,Lime, and Aerating.

Fert and lime at the same time??? Is that what you intended that to mean.

Anyway, this is a great post.

lawnpro724
01-03-2011, 12:20 PM
How do these price sound.

To aerate, overseed, and fertlize

5,000 sq ft prop- $185

16,000 sq ft prop-$505

25000- $760

50,000- $1435


Your forgetting a step that I feel is very important. Rolling the lawn after aerating, overseeding and fertilizing gives the seed the most important thing needed for germination. Seed to soil contact.

DavidNJ
01-03-2011, 01:07 PM
Your forgetting a step that I feel is very important. Rolling the lawn after aerating, overseeding and fertilizing gives the seed the most important thing needed for germination. Seed to soil contact.

Rolling after aerating? Did the overseeding include a verticut?

lawnpro724
01-03-2011, 05:49 PM
Rolling after aerating? Did the overseeding include a verticut?


Core aerating w\plugr then overseeding w\Bluebird at 90 degree angle, the overseeding breaks up cores pretty good then apply good starter fertilizer. The rolling will not cause compaction unless its really wet and you shouldn't be doing anything if it is. The rolling just packs the seed down for good seed to soil contact.

DavidNJ
01-03-2011, 06:50 PM
Isn't the bluebird already putting the seed below the surface?

lawnpro724
01-03-2011, 08:06 PM
Isn't the bluebird already putting the seed below the surface?

some does and some doesn't nothing works perfect its about 50/50

DavidNJ
01-03-2011, 08:25 PM
Some seeders, such as the Ryan overseeder and the Turfco Triwave drop the seed directly into the slits.

http://www.krigger.com/estore/images/serialized/TUR.85851-K00867.JPG
http://www.shinhani.co.kr/board/data/file/prd1/3690668014_2bVDWTPg_RYAN_Mataway_studio_back.jpg

lawnpro724
01-03-2011, 09:26 PM
There's a big difference between a $1,500 Bluebird seeder and a $6,000 Ryan seeder. The S22 Bluebird we use works just fine with good results the way we do it. Our customers are very happy with the work we do. If you like the Ryan and do a bunch of seeding to justify the price, get one. The Ryan overseeder is a great machine but you are comparing and economy seeder that does a good job to a top of the line seeder, not really a fair comparison.

DavidNJ
01-03-2011, 10:32 PM
Yes...but your comment was "some does and some doesn't nothing works perfect its about 50/50". The Ryan is available for rental locally here, although the one in the picture looks a lot nicer than the one at the rental place!

lawnpro724
01-04-2011, 03:33 PM
Yes...but your comment was "some does and some doesn't nothing works perfect its about 50/50". The Ryan is available for rental locally here, although the one in the picture looks a lot nicer than the one at the rental place!

I should have been more clear. What I meant was that with the Bluebird about half the seed is in the grooves and half on top of the ground. If you core aerate first then slit seed after there will be a small layer of dirt from the cores that the seed will be laying in so we roll the lawn for good seed to soil contact.