Seeding & Strawing

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Siteprep, May 4, 2007.

  1. Siteprep

    Siteprep LawnSite Member
    from KY
    Posts: 21

    Thanks for all the input, I raised my bid to $ 1530.00 an acre. I found out that the other company which is to busy to get to him was charging $ 1600.00 an acre. so he can take it or leave it.
     
  2. muddstopper

    muddstopper LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,342

    Amazing how contractors will try to price someones elses work for them aint it. I recently had a longtime customer call me up to tell me how he has being solicited by a number of my competitors offering a cheaper price. Now I know his reason for calling was to try and get me to lower my pricing. Instead i told him I would park my truck first and then raised his prices and gave him the take it or leave it speach. He accepted my new price and put me to work on another job. Never let anyone else set your pricing.
     
  3. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,649

    good for you, but when i was using straw i purchased from local southern states co-op for convience. They in turn bought it delivered from around 12 different local farmers and there was a lot of difference in coverage.
    Mike
     
  4. muddstopper

    muddstopper LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,342

    I too, have seen a lot of differences in bale sizes and coverage. Nobody in my area even grows straw so i have to get everything shipped in. everybodies bailers are a little different and depending on whos got straw and whos not, my bales can vary greatly. The bad thing is, I have to pay as much for the small bales as I do for the bigger ones.
     
  5. jonlavonne

    jonlavonne LawnSite Member
    Posts: 60

    We get 60-70 dollars per 1000ft.sq. Includes 1 pass with the powered landscape rake, 1 pass with the APS seeder, fertilizing, straw blowing and crimping.
     

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