What to charge for overseeding & fertilizing??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by horseman201, Feb 28, 2002.

  1. horseman201

    horseman201 LawnSite Member
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    What do you charge to put down fertilize and overseed? Do you charge so much per bag, per pound, per square foot or what? I have been thinking about $5 for every 5 pounds. What do you guys think?
     
  2. Harvestman

    Harvestman LawnSite Member
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    For Seed Iwas paying $1 To a $1.25 per # in 50 # bags depending on the blend. When overseeding I apply 4 to 8 #a thousand depending on customer. I charged $2.00 a pound for the seed, but most of the time I was Also aerating, so you might try to get a little more if you are just applying the seed. Hope this helps Harvestman
     
  3. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
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    $5 for every 5lbs you will be breaking even. Fescue is generally around the $1 per pound range.

    I usually charge $28 per 1000 sf, this includes aerating, seed, and starter fertilizer.

    You live in my favorite place. HOME OF JACK DANIELS. Send me a bottle???
     
  4. horseman201

    horseman201 LawnSite Member
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    Are you using Kentucky 31 fescue which is a tall fescue or using a turf fescue?
     
  5. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
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    LESCO turf type tall fescue
     
  6. leeslawncare

    leeslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    Overseeding .aeration an fert .23$per k an i try to only do it in the fall.
     
  7. I overseed with a blue/rye grass mix @ $5.00 per # with a 3# min.
    I also put down a 1/2 lb of N per 1000 sq ft at the same time @ $5.oo per 1000 sq ft.
    These prices are if work is done at same time as aeration.
    A great add on-we sell lots of this.
     
  8. What method?



    Job Cost Per
    Aeration $8.00 1000 sq/ft
    Starter Fert $4.00 1000 sq/ft
    Seed (Shade) $8.00 1000 sq/ft
    Seed (Fescue) $7.00 1000 sq/ft


    Job Cost Per
    Slit seeding $15.00 1000 sq/ft Starter Fert $4.00 1000 sq/ft
    Seed (Shade) $16.00 1000 sq/ft
    Seed (Fescue) $14.00 1000 sq/ft

    Your $5 per 5 pounds has no mark up on it. As you can see slit seeding uses more seed per 1000 sq/ft so the price is much more.

    As you can see I get $8 or $15 per 1000 sq/ft for the opening of the ground. $4 per 1000 for starter at a x5 mark up. And the seed has been doubled in price.
     
  9. horseman201

    horseman201 LawnSite Member
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    Thank you guys so much. You have been so much help. Keep the good ideas coming.
     

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