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Prices are going crazy!

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by kootoomootoo, Aug 11, 2003.

  1. kootoomootoo

    kootoomootoo LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,369

    Go do a quote today......

    30000 sq ft. Rockhound, 40 ton of soil spread and seeded.
    Gave Mrs. a Price of $4000 ...........shows me a written quote of $2195.

    Wonder if the guy will turn up!

    Typically around $1000+ per 10000 sq ft Rockhound & Hydroseed here in the Midwest.
    What are other guys quoting...and or getting?
  2. kootoomootoo

    kootoomootoo LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,369

    Had another one today........60000 sq ft for $2000.
    I quote $3500 and he wants to know how much soil is included.
    Told Mr. I see none in your future.
  3. sidebuz

    sidebuz LawnSite Member
    Posts: 54

    I typically don't use the Rock Hound. For a Harley Rake (SS model), I charge six cents for small yards (10,000 sq. ft, $200 min) and low as two cents for large yards (acre +). Hydro seeding starts at six cents/sq. ft ($200 min.) and the cheapest I'll do it is 3.5 cents/sq. ft (once again, acre +). I haven't gotten a lot of the bigger jobs. People are doing acre jobs for $1300 or less per acre (dry seeding though, incluedes prep) in this area. I guess they like to work and not get paid a lot:) Hope this helps...
  4. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 4,205

    Hold on to your hat,things will get better.It's the economy,People are just trying to get by.This too will change.
  5. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,944

    The product you mention is not in my vocabulary. Soil yes.

    About the last post about the economy - yes, it appears like people are on a culture "gliche" at the moment for bargains.

    The bargain hunt craze is already winding down here.

    I just got a $13,000 install, which is big for me. In fact, since we do so much pruning, installs can really cause the 1/2 and 1 day pruning projects to pile up.

    This one has a pond, a dry creekbed ( to be a concealed cistern), a gravel and stone patio, and replacement of all plant material.

    It will be an entire webpage in itself next fall - a start to finish with all the elements.

    So things are picking up.

    Sure they will for most everybody.

    Notice the unemployement rate dropped?
  6. Dstosh

    Dstosh LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 716

    We get about 13 cents per sq ft for grade/seed/hydroseed

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