need help with a job price

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by longviewlawncare, Apr 2, 2002.

  1. longviewlawncare

    longviewlawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 298

    I am getting ready to start from scratch on a yard. I will be putting down fesue and starter fertilizer after plugging the yard The yard is 5700 square feet. I figure 35 dollars in seed(50lbs covers 12000 square feet), about 15 dollars in fertilizer, and 45 for plugging. Grand total is 95 for total job. Does this sound good too you guys?
     
  2. bruces

    bruces LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 648

    Seems awfully cheap. You aren't making much for your labor.

    How long do you think it will take?

    I would figure price for aeration, materials cost, add mark up and and labor for your time.
     
  3. longviewlawncare

    longviewlawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 298

    it will take about 2 hours max.
     
  4. tlcservices

    tlcservices LawnSite Member
    from fl
    Posts: 61

    great. get all you can at that price. what do you know about the prep work to be done? what is your guarantee? just having fun or trying to be a business?
     
  5. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,810

    $180.00
     
  6. longviewlawncare

    longviewlawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 298

    the prep work is being done by him. Cause he is doing the prep work there is no guarntee on the grass. I am trying to do it for a buisness part time until next summer but don't know how to price a seeding job. I have plenty of experince doing it just don't know how much to charge. That is where ya"ll come in. Any help will be much appricated.
     
  7. Harvestman

    Harvestman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 233

    Plugging $50.00
    Seed 50# @ $2.00 # $100.00
    Fert $30.00
    $180.00 Also. Hope this helps. Harvestman
     
  8. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,810

    $30 per thousand sq. ft.(rounded up) to aerate, seed and fert...

    breakdown.. $12/k to aerate, $12/k to seed and around $35 to fert...

    $225.. if you have to put straw down.

    Hope this helps!
     

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