Question for the grass guru's

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Premo Services, Jun 27, 2006.

  1. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have a bid to seed, starter fertilize and place straw over seed to make.
    I have the seed and fert figured out, but I need to know how much straw is needed to cover around 7000 sf


    Thanks a lot!!!!!
     
  2. TurfProSTL

    TurfProSTL LawnSite Senior Member
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    I usually figure 2 bales per thousand. You may use less, but it sucks to run out.....
     
  3. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanks Turf Pro, I was thinking on the lines of 2 bales /1000sf
    and it would suck to run out:headphones: :waving:
     
  4. joshua

    joshua LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i believe 1 bail covers 750sqft but it could be 500. honestly it all depends on who's spreading the starw.
     
  5. Splicer

    Splicer LawnSite Senior Member
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    :dizzy: Dangggg...How heavy you put it??? I used 13 bales for 11,000sq ft and in areas it was heavier than i wanted....:laugh:
     
  6. TurfProSTL

    TurfProSTL LawnSite Senior Member
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    :rolleyes: So how about you BID your jobs at 1.2 bales per thousand and I BID mine at 2. Every job is a little different (how bare, slope, who's doing it, etc). If we have some left, we use it on the next job.....
     
  7. muddstopper

    muddstopper LawnSite Silver Member
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    Straw bales come in all sizes,I get good size bales of around 40-50 lbs and try to use one bale per 1000. It doesnt always work out that way, sometimes its a lot more. I also use a blower which will make a big difference over hand strown straw. Anyways, when i bid a job, I figure 1.5 bales per 1000 sqft. or 60 bales per acre. Sometimes I win sometimes I lose, but I am usually over on my estimate so I usually have some straw left.
     

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