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03-24-2003, 06:20 PM
Ok guys I have a quick question so I can finish up my stack of bids. I have someone who wants a bid to level off his yard and seed the new section. Please help me :

1. How much dirt will I need for a section 93' X 44' to raise it 8 inches.

1.A. How much seed will I need to seed this section, and straw to cover it?

2. How much dirt will I need for a section 50' X 49' to raie it 4 inches.

2.A. How much seed will I need to seed this section, and straw to cover it?

Thanks alot for any help you can provide.

Bob Minney
03-24-2003, 08:05 PM
1. 95 yards dirt + whatever you need to allow for compaction- I use 10%

2. 30 yards dirt + same as above

Seed would depend on type
and I'm no help on the straw

Land Design
03-24-2003, 08:42 PM
area 1 i got 105 yards

area 2 i got 30 yards

add compaction to both 10% sounds good, sorry........no #'s on seed and straw

Land design

Mike Bradbury
03-25-2003, 12:46 AM
if you want to start "thinking" it.

Length x Width = Sq ' (4092)
1 yard material = 108 sq ' at 3" deep
SO 3 yds mat = 108 sq" at 9" deep
1 bale per 1000 sq'
Seed varys by variety. Blue at 5lbs per 1000. Turf type tall fescue at 6-8 lbs per 1000.

03-26-2003, 09:11 PM
It must be nice on here everyone does the work for you. I'm going to just put my bids on here from now on. You guys will figure them out for me right? maybe you'll even come do the work for me.

03-27-2003, 09:25 AM
hey this is my first bid and I don't wanna mess it up. U meanie!!:angry:

Bob Minney
03-27-2003, 10:39 AM
Let us know how it goes

03-27-2003, 03:51 PM
Made this for estimating mulch. but it can be used for determining how much fill you will need, stone for a drive way, pretty much anything that you are going to need. It covers Squares, Circles and Triangles. This should be able to get you through most stuff.

Good Luck,

03-27-2003, 04:21 PM
Bradbury seeding rate for bluegrass TOO HIGH, should be 2-3 lbs/1000

Mike Bradbury
03-27-2003, 09:04 PM
but we do go 4 lbs on blue/rye mix.

03-27-2003, 10:14 PM
you guys are all pitiful, I thought I could come on here and see some intelligent conversations, and possibly learn something. All you guy do on here is whine about people under cutting your prices, but for the most part most of you don't even know how to bid jobs. BUY A CALCULATOR OR TAKE MATH 101 AT YOUR LOCAL COLLEGE. I'm done on this site. What really gets me is when people list the equipment that they have, that is ridiculous.

03-28-2003, 11:15 AM

your no fun at all.i list my equipment so if someone has the same mower or truck and there having problems with it they can email me and i could help them out a little

03-28-2003, 03:12 PM
Your right Mike, some people know how to take the fun out of anything...

03-28-2003, 04:01 PM

4lbs/m could be right seed/m, but it depends on the % mix. So if you are really going to be some help to that guy, tell him what % is blue, and % p rye, and the rate /m to apply.