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Old 04-18-2013, 04:42 PM
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$99 Sand Topdressing Service

I'm considering this bargain priced topdressing service for lawns like this. An ecolawn buggy of sand goes a whole lot farther than compost (not sure why exactly). These Zoysia lawns sure need it. I need to figure out my cost first. This is coming from someone that spreads compost for $60/yard and our average home requires 5 yards. Thoughts? Maybe $149.
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:51 PM
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Thoughts....don't drive the market down. That is too cheap dude.
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:06 PM
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True. When advertising a price I try & nail it the first time & you know it worked when the phone rings thereafter. By doing 8 of these a day for $129 the exposure rate goes way up compared to doing 3 a week at $270 each. Some giant snowballs are built from the smallest flakes, just got to get it rolling first. We can only charge what the market can bear.
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:29 PM
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Yea....but...,this is a specialized service, not cutting grass. I'm not gonna do it for cheap. It's like cutting sports turf with a reel mower. There are way more costs involved and it is specialized, gotta charge way more for it. But if that's all you can get for it, I guess that's what it is.
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Old 06-06-2013, 02:16 PM
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Two cubic yards of sand/compost mix over trouble spots look to do a lot of good. $69/aeration & $120/2 cy yards topdressed tally $189.
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:05 AM
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Is all pricing in FLA that cheap? Damn!
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:20 AM
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Is all pricing in FLA that cheap? Damn!
Not at all...he just wants to work like that...
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:44 PM
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Since you are using a machine. You should charge enough to pay off the cost of that machine in one year.
Say the machine cost $5000, and you treated a hundred lawns; you have to charge each one $50 just for the cost of the machine. I would say about another $50 for the dump truck. Add cost of materials. Add cost of labor. Add cost of labor burden ( taxes and benefits). Add average cost of uncollected accounts divided among the bills that do pay. Add your overhead charge per hour.

Find last year's total overhead cost--and divide by the total number of hours that were worked.
Suppose your overhead was $10,000...and your guys worked a total of 5000 hours. You have to charge added $2.00 for each hour worked to cover your overhead for this year.

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Old 06-15-2013, 06:03 AM
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Not at all...he just wants to work like that...
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:27 AM
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Level Lawns in Atlanta GA just quoted me $0.30 a sqft. I need 10,000sqft done, so that is $3000. They are high end but that should give you an idea of you should be charging.
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