* NEW HOME lawn installation *

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by capetan, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. capetan

    capetan LawnSite Member
    Posts: 226

    okay
    new home
    property has been smoothed out with a bobcat
    still has a few rocks , roots , debris ( not to bad maybe 2 hours of work, )
    approx 10,000 sq ft
    iam guessing 10 50 lbs bags of seed
    about 20 to 25 yards of screened topsoil
    and crew of about 3 or 4 guys
    iam estimating it will take all day or 10 hours

    i am estimating the cost to be $2500

    any thoughts to high to low
     
  2. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,850

    500lbs of grass seed for 10k ft?
     

  3. you gotta make sure you got good coverage. :rolleyes:
     
  4. addictedtolandscaping

    addictedtolandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Posts: 569

    That is just plain overkill on the seed. What type of seed are you using, strictly rye or a blend?? Topsoil you are going to need 30 cy to do an inch deep.
     
  5. JNyz

    JNyz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,086

    This is a perfect example of someone who should not be in the business. I don't think I ever used more then 7 pounds per 1000.
     
  6. JRLANDSCAPING

    JRLANDSCAPING LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    Are you serious on the grass seed??? you better get double that amount....
     
  7. capetan

    capetan LawnSite Member
    Posts: 226

    hahahah, thanks for the encouragement......... i want good coverage
    by 10 i meant 5 bags , hahahahah , sorry i type before i think :hammerhead:
     
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  9. JRLANDSCAPING

    JRLANDSCAPING LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    Still 5 50 Pound Bags of Seed is 250 Pounds on 10,000 sq. f.t is still alot. You may want to recalculate.
     
  10. Tim C.

    Tim C. LawnSite Member
    Posts: 54

    When I figure for a new lawn comprised of a mix of kentucky blue, rye and and fescue I apply at a rate of 5-7lbs per 1,000 sq ft. I also apply a starter fertilizer.
     

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