? about laying pine straw

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by WrightWay05, May 21, 2008.

  1. WrightWay05

    WrightWay05 LawnSite Member
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    this is my first yr, im legal, legit, and everything is starting off to a really good start. i have a customer that wants there mulch re done so i gave him a price and he says thats too much, so he asked me how much i would charge to lay pine straw over the old black mulch no edging the beds or nothing. but i have no idea what to charge for something like that it was going to take 12yrds of much normally and i told him $50 per yrd plus the mulch. so can someone give me some info on what to charge and how much it may take? thanks
     
  2. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Figure 25-35 sq ft per bale of pine straw and charge double the cost of pine straw for installation. You can get more out of a bale for refreshing the pine straw, but for a new installation I wouldnt do anything more than 25-35 sq ft per bale.
     
  3. WrightWay05

    WrightWay05 LawnSite Member
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    thanks for that any info is helpful
     
  4. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Pine straw here averages about $3-$4.50 per bale...you may want to set your price based on the upper end of pine straw cost.
     

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