Hydroseeding question

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by mowerman41, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. mowerman41

    mowerman41 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Last year I took down 40 trees at my house last year. This year used a stump grinder and took care of the stumps. I have 26 accounts for mowing and am a full time corrections officer I have no time to sleep let along plant grass. My wife has been calling around for hydroseeding rates. What type of price should it be to hydroseed 20,000 sqft?
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  2. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    Find a reputable seeder in your area, and pay him what he asks for... If you don't have time to water all the time then do it when it should be done in the Fall...
    Lowballing your lawn always looks like a lowbudget joke... :)
     
  3. N.H.BOY

    N.H.BOY LawnSite Bronze Member
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    We charge around .09 cents a sq. foot up here in N.H.
     
  4. Brown & Co.

    Brown & Co. LawnSite Member
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    Id say 1800 is about right but they only way to come out to that rate would be little to no overhead. You would have to own the equipment and know the market for hydroseed...as well as know how to effectively and efficiently apply it.
     
  5. Lawn132012

    Lawn132012 LawnSite Member
    from NJ
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    YES, Make sure they EFFICENTLY apply the seed. I do not do hydroseeding but when my clients ask fo a hydroseeder I took care of getting it done by sub-contracting it out. I was new then and boy was that a mistake. The screwed the pooch on the job but I did go after a low end guy figuring how hard is it to apply the seed. WELL ... I found out and the job looked horrible. I ended up getting a second guy to come and do it so I lost my ass on the job. Next time I am passing the buck to have my clients call around for themselves and giving them numbers to call. That was a major pain in the backside for me
     
  6. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    And the one thing to keep in mind... others will always be saying what a mistake it was to work with you... keep integrity and know-how in the business...
     
  7. CAG80

    CAG80 LawnSite Member
    from CT
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    PM sent ...
     
  8. mowerman41

    mowerman41 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks for the pm chris I sent 1 back
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