How do you price overseeding?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by LawnGrassHoppers, Mar 21, 2005.

  1. LawnGrassHoppers

    LawnGrassHoppers LawnSite Member
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    How do you guys price overseeding?
     
  2. Appalachian landscape

    Appalachian landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    i use this formula: how much the materials will be + how long the job will take (in hours)+ the amount of money I need to make= total price of job.
     
  3. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge LawnSite Bronze Member
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    most of the yards we do are 5 to 10 thousand square foot an my minimum is 350 an up depending on terrain an conditions
     
  4. Soupy

    Soupy LawnSite Gold Member
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    Aeration = $12/K ($60 minimum) and seed = $2-$3 per pound depending on how heavy you are applying.
     
  5. Turf Smart

    Turf Smart LawnSite Member
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    $10-$15/M for aeration and the same for overseeding at a rate of 4lbs/M
     
  6. LawnGrassHoppers

    LawnGrassHoppers LawnSite Member
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    what does the m mean?
     
  7. Soupy

    Soupy LawnSite Gold Member
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    What seed are you using?
     
  8. LawnGrassHoppers

    LawnGrassHoppers LawnSite Member
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    mix 65%kbluegrass,20%ryeand 15%red ?
     
  9. Soupy

    Soupy LawnSite Gold Member
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    That seems like a good mixture for average lawns in a cool climate. I usually use a fescue blend though, but might try a similar mixture in my area next fall. Anyway take your cost and triple it for seed price. Me and Turf Smart are about the same on pricing aeration, but you will need to price by your market on aeration. Find out who does most aerations in your area and get their pricing some how.
     
  10. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Since your close to my area I can tell you that I have a min. of $250 plus seed cost of $3-4 pd. That $250 will get the renovator on 10k sq. ft. plus another $40-$60 for the seed. But you will also need a starter fert and a folllow up treatment so add those on also. My price will be around $400-$425 total.
     

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