Sq. ft rates

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Branchland, Feb 13, 2006.

  1. Branchland

    Branchland LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm looking for a average price per sq. ft to seed, fert and aerate.
     
  2. J Hisch

    J Hisch LawnSite Senior Member
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    85-110 per thousand sqft. depending on seed used as well as fertilizer.
     
  3. PGA

    PGA LawnSite Senior Member
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    Are you talking about overseeding or starting from scratch?
     
  4. Branchland

    Branchland LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 354

    Overseeding and cheap. Using cheap seed and fert.
     
  5. PGA

    PGA LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 710

    Well there isnt a snowballs chance in hell I could get what Hirsch does.

    For a 5000 sq ft lawn I usually get around $200 to $250 to aerate, overseed with Revolution Tall Fescue and throw some starter fert. down.



    I get about half what he does.
     
  6. cleancutccl

    cleancutccl LawnSite Senior Member
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    PGA, you don't know how to sell. I get 100.00 per k in Lawrence 20 minutes away from you!
     
  7. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
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    I charge $50-60 per thousand on lawns 5-15k. that is for a good quality blue/rye mix, and 6-24-24 fert.
     
  8. PGA

    PGA LawnSite Senior Member
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    Are you kidding?


    There is no way anyone would pay me 500 bucks for an hours worth of work.

    Whats your secret?
     
  9. cleancutccl

    cleancutccl LawnSite Senior Member
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    I offer them a warranty on the seed if they also sign up for fert program.
     
  10. PGA

    PGA LawnSite Senior Member
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    What are the guidelines on the warranty?


    I seeded a ton of yards this year and half of them called and said nothing came up. I went back and the ground was bone dry. It looked like the desert. I asked if they watered and they all complained about water bills. I wouldnt warranty anything like that.


    I still dont think I could get that much. But hey, Ill give it a shot this fall, nothing to lose. I cant stand doing that stuff anyway. :)
     

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