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techgeek
11-01-2010, 11:25 AM
i bid on a job for 4 houses for overseeding and aerating. i bid $260 it was half an acre for each house. now he had bids that came in between $150 and $318. I think you've guessed which one he picked. If not it was the $150 guy. Then he tells me "he even included lime application." immediately i say to myself that i hope he tested the soil or else it was a waste almost. But i don't understand for overseeding just the seeds cost a little under 50 bucks a bag for a 50lbs bag. thats good seeds mixed for this area. ugh pisses me off.

JNyz
11-01-2010, 12:10 PM
You sometimes have to sell yourself and explain the job to the client. There is no way you can do a quality job for $150.00 and make money.

techgeek
11-01-2010, 12:18 PM
yeah, i spend about 2 days going back and forth with him over e-mail explaining everything to him. im definitely keepings this dudes address to see his lawn in the spring.

MarcSmith
11-01-2010, 12:27 PM
@ 4 pounds per 1000 thats 100lbs...

he's getting cheated somewhere...I would imagine its on the seed qty...

techgeek
11-01-2010, 12:51 PM
thats the first thing that came to mind. i can't imagine that he's laying down 4-6 per 1000. now i can't wait to see this guys lawn in spring.

MarcSmith
11-01-2010, 02:28 PM
who are getting seed from? I paid 53 cents a pond from fisher

techgeek
11-01-2010, 02:29 PM
Fisher? Im getting my seeds from Lesco at 83 cents a pound i believe it was.

MarcSmith
11-01-2010, 02:54 PM
Fisher and son...301-585-3365

I go to lesco/JDL for emergency stuff only...

techgeek
11-01-2010, 06:37 PM
thanks for the info Marc. I'll have to check them out. Lesco guys have always been great help and never had any issues.

starry night
11-01-2010, 06:43 PM
There's aerating and there's aerating. Some of my local guys are cheap but then when you see their job, the cores are about 3/4 inch and spaced far apart.

MarcSmith
11-01-2010, 06:57 PM
I loved lesco as well....but since Mike Stanton left it hasn't been the same... David young is my contact at fisher