Monkey grass

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by DBLC, May 10, 2002.

  1. DBLC

    DBLC LawnSite Member
    from AR
    Posts: 130

    I have a job to bid that consists of a 25' by 100' slope that the customer wants to plant in monkey grass. How do I figue the amount of monkey grass and time to do it? Thanks!!
     
  2. Russo

    Russo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 287

    2,500 sq ft:

    planted on 1 ft cener will be 2500 plants.

    on 10" center - 3570

    on15" center - 1603

    Heres the formula.....

    area in sq ft X spacing multiplier = # of plants needed.

    Spacing multipliers are:
    4"- 9
    6"- 4
    8"-2.28
    10"-1.44
    12"-1
    15"-.64
    18"-.44
    24"-.24
    36"-.11
     
  3. DBLC

    DBLC LawnSite Member
    from AR
    Posts: 130

    Thanks very much for your VERY fast response! That formula will help me alot now as well as in the future!! Any ideas on how long it will take to plant 2500 4" plants on a hillside? THANKS!!!:)
     
  4. Russo

    Russo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 287

    I'm thinkin 1-2 minutes per plant and then add on travel and load time as well as mulch. Sorry so long for this reply, power outage .
     
  5. DBLC

    DBLC LawnSite Member
    from AR
    Posts: 130

    Thanks! Lost the bid though. It's ok now I know a great formula!
     

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