pricing kill, compost then reseed

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Green Pastures, Aug 3, 2002.

  1. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
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    I know there are alot of variables but what or how do you charge for this?

    I'm thinking of figuring all the material (Nutragreen Organic Compost, fert. and seed) cost then adding for estimated labor then dividing by square ft. and pricing it per sq. ft. this way I'll have a price to start from in the future.

    Have any suggestions, ideas? I'm in south eastern Virginia so it's gonna be a Fescue lawn.

    Scott
     
  2. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
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    How are you going to get the compost spread? How thick?

    I have some data on this, but I would prefer you contact me via email.
     
  3. jkelton

    jkelton LawnSite Member
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    You're largest cost variable will be how much compost you plan to use. Do you plan on any method of incorporating the material in the existing soil? It sounds like this is not a brand new lawn - I would reccomend aerating the lawn thoroughly before adding the compost and seed (or tilling the compost in). Depending on the size of area you plan to work with, you might want to check out any mulch blower services that are located in you area - they will be able to save you quite a bit of time. A good university website to check out is:

    http://www.agronomy.psu.edu/Extension/Turf/TurfExt.html

    They have several papers you can download that might help you (and others).
     
  4. jkelton

    jkelton LawnSite Member
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