$ 3,000 to overseed?!?!?!?!?

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Bob E, Sep 25, 2006.

  1. Bob E

    Bob E LawnSite Member
    Messages: 60

    I had someone come out to give me an estimate to overseed yard.

    20,000 ft2 @ $149 per 1,000 ft2 = $2,980.00.

    Property is very flat with two trees (ornamental pears) to go around.

    I thanked him for his time and threw the esitmate away.

    This is an outragous price .....isn't it?
  2. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    Sounds high to me, I recently done a 20,000 sq ft overseed that had a fair stand of grass on it. I used 100 pounds of seed and 100 pounds of starter fert, and 80 pounds of lime. The grass is coming up very nice now and I only had about 150 dollars in supplies. I dont remember exactly how many hours time I had in the job, 3-4 at the most and that was to aerate, fert and seed.

  3. Mr.Mow-It-All

    Mr.Mow-It-All LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 506

    We charge about $100 per 100 sq ft. Yours would have been about $2000
  4. Drew Gemma

    Drew Gemma LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,508

    400.00 is what it would cost around here!
  5. SLC  LLC

    SLC LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 667

    Just for overseeding - $400.00 round here as well.
  6. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,246

    $400 sounds about right also!!!! I bet that guy does not get much business.

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 5,132

    it would be anywhere from 600 to 1000 around here i think he was off his meds lol
  8. Bob E

    Bob E LawnSite Member
    Messages: 60

    I was expecting between $300 and $500.

    Yes it was just overseeding (with a power seeder), no areation or anything else.
  9. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,889

    ouch, let go of my arm. your a LITTLE on the high side I think.
    4 to 500 around here.
  10. virginia

    virginia LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    Wow 3000.

    I paid $135 for 5000 sq. feet, flat rectangular lot. 2 little trees.

    He also cut all my crazy weed and bagged.

    $135 includes aeration, overseed and lime.

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