Solution To Drought On Commercial Jobs

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by allprogreens, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. allprogreens

    allprogreens LawnSite Senior Member
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    All Pro Industries will offer a solid addition to your commercial and residential projects.

    We manufacture professional synthetic grass turf.

    Synthetic grass is one of the most efficient solutions to the drought affecting much of the United States. Completely eliminating the need for watering – synthetic grass offers a green landscape all year round with no dead spots, weeds, mowing, irrigation, or chemicals – it’s virtually maintenance-free.

    Blade Runners Lawn Service in Louisville, Kentucky experienced harsh drought conditions in the Spring & Summer. They turned thier focus from lawn maintenance to Synthetic turf installations. The results speak for themself:
    2006 - 25% of sales from synthetic lawns & golf greens or $100,600.00
    2007 - 58% of sales from synthetic lawns & golf greens or $256,000.00


    You can download our “Lawnscapes” Pictorial magazine in PDF format:
    http://www.allprogreens.com/lawns/lawnscape-magazine.html

    Also, check out our “Lawnscapes” website: www.allprogreens.com/lawns

    Please call us for a “Lawnscapes” information packet or any questions.

    All Pro Industries Inc.
    1-800-334-9005
    www.allprogreens.com/lawns

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  2. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,749

    Why do people act like the drought is a permanent thing?
     
  3. fastcat

    fastcat LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 799

    that stuff is probably about as good as carpet in a dog kennel
     
  4. SiteSolutions

    SiteSolutions LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,114

    Put yourself out of the maintenance business for good! Put down astro turf and call it a day! No more lugging those darn mowers all over town! No more chasing down customers for money any more! In fact, install this breakthrough product, and you could say goodbye to customers forever!

    With new astro-lawn, income is a thing of the past!

    Operators are standing by!
     
  5. tjsquickcuts

    tjsquickcuts LawnSite Senior Member
    from Atlanta
    Posts: 943

    :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:lmao:laugh::laugh::laugh:
    enough said....
     
  6. allprogreens

    allprogreens LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 503

    Much Nicer

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  7. LandscapemanFL

    LandscapemanFL LawnSite Member
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    If you hate grass enough to put in astro why not plants that are drought tolerant. Hey at least you can get a maintenance contract out of it.
     
  8. allprogreens

    allprogreens LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 503

    We just got this cost analysis from an Irrigation contractor in Florida
    that just installed a synthetic lawn for an existing customer:


    Sod Install
    (Based on 2500 sq. ft.)

    6 Pallets of Sod installed @ 1.25 per sq. ft.
    $3,000.00

    Irrigation System:
    Grass Zones
    Shrubs/Flowers/Landscaped Zones
    Valves
    Clock/Timer
    $2,500.00

    Mowing @ 40.00 each X 48 times/yr
    $1,920.00

    Spray – Fertilizer/Insects a year
    $600.00

    Water Usage Per Year
    $800.00

    Total $8,820.00



    Recurring Annual Cost:
    Mowing: $1,920.00
    Spray: 600.00
    Water: 800.00

    Total: $3,320.00



    Natural Sod Cost Over A Four(4) Year Period:

    Year 1: $8,820.00

    Year 2: 3,320.00

    Year 3: 3,320.00

    Year 4: 3,320.00

    $18,780.00







    Synthetic Turf Install:

    Synthetic Turf @ 3.30 per sq. ft. X 2500 sq. ft.
    $8,250.00

    Labor: 3 men X 8hr/day X 3 days = 72 hrs @ 15.00 per man hour
    $1,080.00

    BobCat Rental One Day - To Move Base
    $350.00

    One Ton Ride-On Roller One Day - To Compact Base
    $250.00

    Base: 40 Tons @ 20.00 each
    $800.00

    Infill: 125 bags @ 100 lbs per bag – 40 grit sand
    $845.00

    Freight:
    $679.00

    Misc:
    $120.00

    Total Cost $12,374.00 or $4.95 per sq. ft.



    Charged: $8.00 per sq. ft. X 2500 sq. ft. = $20,000.00

    Profit: 3.05 per sq. ft. X 2500 sq. ft. = $7,625.
     
  9. nlminc

    nlminc LawnSite Bronze Member
    from GA
    Posts: 1,671

    That's all great.......then what? I guess we'll try to sell them a weekly vacuuming service?

    $600.00 /yr to treat 2500 sqft of turf? Someone is getting ripped!
     
  10. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,749

    Basically, it would then make sense not to buy dinner, a few drinks, a bouquet, and all those things you should have put in the pre-nup because an inflate-a-date costs $9.95 and is the gift that keeps on giving?

    Sorry, I can't resist a bad joke.

    I can see the use for your product in certain situations, but droughts come and go (don't go there). It really does not make sense to over react to temporary situations unless you are trying to exploit a reactive consumer.
     

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