Overseeding Prices

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Kingram52, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. Kingram52

    Kingram52 LawnSite Member
    from Arizona
    Posts: 104

    What do you guys charge your regular monthly customers for overseeding?
    Is this something that is in your contract like fertilizing or is it a seperate charge.?
    thanks
     
  2. sicnj

    sicnj LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 258

    3x the mowing charge + double the price of seed + fert or lime.
    example $40 to cut the lawn +30lbs of seed+ fert = $250

    or can charge per K
    say if seen prices from $40-$60 per 1000 sq foot
     
  3. HOOLIE

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,981

    Seed is pretty expensive...you don't want to just 'wing it' with the pricing. Measure the lawns and match it up against the recommended spread rate for the seed.

    I bought a couple 50lb bags at Lesco...their regular price was around $1.50 per pound...so around $75 per bag. You want to make sure you're charging enough. And keep in mind some lawns in bad shape will need more seed, at least in certain areas.
     
  4. Kingram52

    Kingram52 LawnSite Member
    from Arizona
    Posts: 104

    Very expensive, but there is a lot of labor involved with all the bagging of the grass and haul away.
    Do you charge the same for existing customers or give them a discount?
     
  5. Kingram52

    Kingram52 LawnSite Member
    from Arizona
    Posts: 104

    You can get a 50lb bag of Perin. Rye for $50.00 here in AZ. at a local Nursery or $75.00 at Lowes.
     
  6. Kingram52

    Kingram52 LawnSite Member
    from Arizona
    Posts: 104

    Any Arizona guys out there who has a opinions on pricing Overseeding?

    thanks
     
  7. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,690

    By the foot. Factor the time it takes you to mow, to bag and to seed the area, plus cost per seed by the foot. I'm at about 14 cents per foot for new customers and 12 cents for existing customers. Dont give your blanket price to everyone. Just like every other job, you need to consider thatch, density, and height of the grass before you quote. Lawns I maintain I can dethatch and scalp in a pass of each machine whereas on a lawn that is overgrown or hasnt been dethatched in years, it might take me two mowings, a dethatch and another mowing to get it where it needs to be.
     
  8. sicnj

    sicnj LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 258

    that is my price for regular customers.
     
  9. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,690

    I think how we overseed is a little different than you people in the NE.
     
  10. Kingram52

    Kingram52 LawnSite Member
    from Arizona
    Posts: 104

    Is overseeding ever factored into contracts like fertilizing or is it usually a extra charge?
     

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