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Pine Straw Estimate

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by nograss, Dec 1, 2005.

  1. nograss

    nograss LawnSite Member
    Posts: 116

    Need a little help on estimating pine straw quanity for beds. I have no problem with mulch, however it may be due to limited use of pine straw.thanks
  2. Rhett

    Rhett LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,071

    Thats a tough one. Depends on the type of needle and the quality of the pine needles? How thick are you going to be putting it down. Also depends on the size of the bales wich vary greatly from batch to batch. Is this to replenish or the initial? Some where in the 5x10 ballpark. Always give the customer a rough guess, the price per bale and let them know it could be more or less
  3. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,413

    On average pinestraw covers about 80sq' per bale. i charge 7.00 per bail to deliver and install .
  4. lawnsbyrj

    lawnsbyrj LawnSite Member
    Posts: 147

    I am REALLY REALLY REALLY cheap on my installs for pine straw and I am Between 6.75 and 7.25 depending on the area. and price wise 3 good bails will cover as good as or better than one yard of pine bark.
  5. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,513

    Some up here in Raleigh are charging $9.00/bale.

    SONSCAPES LawnSite Member
    Posts: 93

    i charge $7.50 per bale and it costs me $4.00 per bale
  7. mark lagasse

    mark lagasse LawnSite Member
    Posts: 53

    I only get about 35-40 sq ft per bail for a good 3-4 in thick bed
  8. TScapes

    TScapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 453

    It depends on the bale size as Rhett illustrated. It also depends on if it is a new installation, converting from hardwood to pinestraw, or simply an additional installation over existing bed of pinestraw. We typically get 50sq' for a new installation or conversion. If there is already a good layer of pinestraw on the ground, then we say one bale will cover 60sq'.
  9. lawnsbyrj

    lawnsbyrj LawnSite Member
    Posts: 147

    YOu should email me I am not paying near $4.00 if you are interested get in touch with me ( id PM you but I have no email priviledges)
    I can possibly deliver to goldsboro if you need it.

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