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Old 07-12-2007, 08:11 AM
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Seeding !

HOW MUCH TO CHARGE TO PREP and SEED A 500 SF. AREA .
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Old 07-12-2007, 12:17 PM
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What does prep work entail? You also have to figure in the $$ of the grass seed.
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Old 07-12-2007, 12:41 PM
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Lets just say the seeds cost $60 . There's no grass all i have to do is turn the dirt over

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Old 07-12-2007, 10:06 PM
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I would charge somewhere in the neighborhood of $30 - $40 an hour, plus materials, plus time to get materials, so
Materials = $60
Labor = $40/ hr (maybe an hour?)
Time to get materials = $20
so . . .
Total = $120

This is a really rough estimate
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Old 07-22-2007, 09:56 AM
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Ramone,

I'm coming up with $400, or $.80 per foot.
-till the entire area
- add a light dusting of lime
-add a 2" layer of new 70/30 mix topsoil, and level
-liberal seeding
-cover with peat

plus all transportation fees, time/labor.
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Old 07-22-2007, 10:57 AM
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I would say $350 to $450. 30 and 40 an hour is WAYYYYY to cheap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You shold be getting 65-90 an hour.
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Old 07-22-2007, 11:25 AM
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the 65-90 rate...does it depend on size and/or access issues? You throw expenses on top of the rate?

Tony
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Old 07-22-2007, 12:47 PM
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Im just saying period anything sholud be based on that if you do hourly. I dont do hourly though. You can make 4X that by not doing houlry, especially with sod.
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