How much to charge for lime application

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by jarabe1, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. jarabe1

    jarabe1 LawnSite Member
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    Hi Guys, I am interested to know how much do you guys charge for lime application. I need to send a bid and all that is calling is no more than 25lbs per 1000.
    How would you guys price it per 1000 sq-feet.?
    or per pound?

    Please don't say that it depends on my cost, overhead cost, traveling, etc. the question is simple. Thank you in advance.
     
  2. ilike2mow

    ilike2mow LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I would say per pound because they are calling for a specific amount per thousand square feet.
     
  3. slowleak1

    slowleak1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Just curios, where is the best place to buy lime? I need some for my food plots :cry:
     
  4. ilike2mow

    ilike2mow LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Lesco stores?
     
  5. slowleak1

    slowleak1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Let me reiterate. Ive never purchased lime, and don't know the first thing about where to buy. Is it something that you can get anywhere or do you need to get it from an ag supply place? Ive used pelitized lime, but for the amount I need that is going to be way to costly
     
  6. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
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    How many 1000 sq ft is the bid for?
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  7. ilike2mow

    ilike2mow LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Depending on how much you need you could probably just get by with buying your lime at lowes or home depot or something.
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  8. jarabe1

    jarabe1 LawnSite Member
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    area is 155.000
     
  9. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
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    So you need to bid it to apply almost 2 tons of product.

    I buy 40 lb bags for 9 a bag. You need about 100 bags. So $900 in product. Mark it up and add labor and that's your price. If you don't get the bid so be it. If you do then you make the money you wanted to.

    I would price it for the job. About 2700.
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  10. jarabe1

    jarabe1 LawnSite Member
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    Great response, thank you a lot. Exactly what I was looking for.
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