Price check on isle 3.....

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Guthrie&Co, Nov 10, 2005.

  1. Guthrie&Co

    Guthrie&Co LawnSite Senior Member
    from nc
    Posts: 784

    ok here is the the run down on my cost

    pallet of lime 181.30
    fert 22-3-14 sr 4 bags 75.96
    black kow 1 bag 4.99
    morganite 1 bag 10.99
    0-46-0 1 bag 7.75
    fert spikes 40 40.60
    crapes 12 144.00
    mulch 6 yds 78.00
    total my cost 543.59

    i am spike fert 20 shrubs
    planting 12 crapes with soil amendments
    lime and fert 1 acre
    mulch install 6 yds my retail cost for mulch is 40.00 and labor rate is 35.00


    what should be the retail cost? tell me what u think
     
  2. ProLawns

    ProLawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 476

    $1500 total
     
  3. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,925

    6 yards of mulch placed about-360
    Pallet of lime (not sure how many on pallet) -20 per bag including labor
    turf fert 220
    plant fert- 200
    Crapes- 325 + install at 300
    ammendments added at 150
    total:1455 + 20 per bag of lime guessing at 88 bags so 1760
    make em a deal at 3000. One day work with myself and one other guy.
     
  4. Guthrie&Co

    Guthrie&Co LawnSite Senior Member
    from nc
    Posts: 784

    77 bags on a pallet of lime fyi

    i wish i could get 3 grand for it, i cant get that in my market.

    prolawns, did u just multiply by 3? or is there a formula u go by? just for future ref.
    thanks for the input guys.
     
  5. ProLawns

    ProLawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 476

    Supplies except for crepes and mulch I divided cost by .7 which gives 30% profit margin. Crepes I doubled the cost. Mulch I charge $50 per yard delivered and spread unless I have to tote it a long ways. The rest is labor. I should have charged a bit more for the lime though a pallet is a lot to spread.
     
  6. LonniesLawns

    LonniesLawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from KS
    Posts: 317

    Your costs are pretty high -- can you shop around ata ll?
     
  7. Guthrie&Co

    Guthrie&Co LawnSite Senior Member
    from nc
    Posts: 784

    What do you see as high?
     
  8. Guthrie&Co

    Guthrie&Co LawnSite Senior Member
    from nc
    Posts: 784

    Well I landed the job at 1600 even! i am thrilled with that.
     
  9. muddstopper

    muddstopper LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,342

    You are getting set on fire for fertilizer. Dont know about the rest. Blackcow seems a little high as well but they make several different products so I dont know which one you are buying. Are you buying pelletized or pulverized lime.
     
  10. Guthrie&Co

    Guthrie&Co LawnSite Senior Member
    from nc
    Posts: 784

    18.99 slow release per bag.
    pelletized lime. each bag is 2.56

    i might not go with that ratio for that fertilizer. it had far to much nitrogen for this time of year. so i might change that.
     

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