Smoothing out lawn

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by paradoxer411, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    By the truckload of anything is easier=cheaper=more profitable. You have it delivered and dumped on a tarp in the driveway. Then you use a wheelbarrow to move it where you need to. Working in small areas from one side to the other. A landscaper rake is good. I use a wide pushbroom to work it in. A chainlink fence drag can be used too. You do have tools right?
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  2. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    For 20 cu yd you will need about 260 bags of sand. Which comes out to be about $910 worth of sand. If you purchased bulk sand by the truckload you would pay around $475.

    You don't need 20 cu yds anyway.
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  3. cgaengineer

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    Look up "fake rake" and a "lute"

    http://turfgrass.com/planting/rake.html

    A 10-12' 2x4" with a handle in the middle makes a nice leveler.

    And just so you don't get screwed over, you should be charging no less than $160 per 1000 sq ft including materials.
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  4. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Wonder if this fella is still loading/unloading bags of sand?
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  5. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
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    That math works with 200 pound bags of sand :waving:

    Try 1040 bags of sand
     
  6. cgaengineer

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    I thought the number seemed low!

    20 cu yards is 520 cu ft, two cu ft per bag is around 260 bags. Is a bag of sand not 2 cu ft?

    I have not bought a bag of sand in many years.
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  7. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
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    Mulch is often 2 Cu, sand 0.5 Cu @ 50#
     
  8. cgaengineer

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    I went off another posters measure above...based on 2 cu ft I was correct...I should have known, two cu ft of sand would be heavier than 50 pounds!
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  9. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
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    Like I said, your math would include the use of 200# bags of sand.
     
  10. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    I think he realized he was in over his head. :usflag:
     

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