Estimate help please

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by McNeal Lawn, Apr 1, 2002.

  1. McNeal Lawn

    McNeal Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 61

    I am just seeing if I am on track with all the information I have gathered from this site. A 3000 sq ft yard, wide open, what would you charge to round up existing turf area, verticut, remove debris, seed with bermuda, roll area, and fertilize? I am at $315.00.
  2. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    and take it away and dispose?
  3. McNeal Lawn

    McNeal Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 61

    Yes, remove debris and depose of debris.
  4. ohiolawnguy

    ohiolawnguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    we dont use bermuda seed so i dont kow how much it costs. we dont do renovations that way either. i would want to till the area after the grass has died.

    our way $1,800-$2,100

    your way- about $600-$800

    by tilling it, you remove the need to haul away most of the debris.

    but, our roto tilling machine was rather expensive(power trac utility machine with a slew of attachments)
  5. nu83

    nu83 LawnSite Member
    from omaha
    Messages: 238

    you are way too cheap, have you done this sort of job before? Labor alone will be more than that I would think.
  6. tpl

    tpl LawnSite Member
    Messages: 67

    Bermuda doesn't seed very well at all. You may get around 1-2% germination. I always found that sprigging it works the best. As far as your price goes, I would be charging around 1400 to till and sprig. Ohio is right. By tilling, you save a lot of labor.

    I always charge around 3.75 to 4.50 a yard for simple renovations like this one seems to be.

    1000 sq ft = 111.1 sq. yrds.

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