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estimate on reseeding a small yard

cntryboymc

LawnSite Member
Location
auburn,new york
i recently had my two trucks buffed and the guy who did it for me inquired on what it would cost to reseed his front yard.the size of the yard is roughly 50ft long by 30ft deep.the grass is in really poor condition,bare spots,crabgrass,etc.what would be the best plan to do this yard?rototill,level,starter fertilize,seed,and straw?
how much should i charge for this job?i try to average $40/hr.any input would be appreciated!
 
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cntryboymc

LawnSite Member
Location
auburn,new york
any thoughts guys?
 

impactlandscaping

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Morgantown, WV
Soli test first.......<a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/3/3_2_111.gif' border=0></a>..give ya a good idea why the lawn looks the way it does before you do anything to it..
 
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cntryboymc

LawnSite Member
Location
auburn,new york
how would you price a job like this?
 

Tharrell

LawnSite Silver Member
Tilling will just bury weed seeds. Glyphosate at least twice and then use a slit seeder with starter fert. Soil sample of course but, you will still need starter fert and water of course.
Pointless tidbit: In my area, it takes 4 tons of lime per acre to raise the ph 1 point.
 

pcnservices

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Beatrice, NE
I dont know in your zone but you only have until ± May 15 to interseed.

1) Make sure there is not a pre-m barrier put down on that lawn already. If there is postpone seeding until early fall.
2) Interseed by means of slit seed
3) Put starter fert. down (13-13-13 works excellent. Check application rates and spreader settings)
4) Get the client to keep it damp for the next few weeks (1/4 of water early morning every day or as needed)

Do not mow and bag those seeded areas for at least 2 weeks - if you have to then mulch it with a push mower. Dont go over it with your Z!
Do not put any fert. or weed control down until at least after the 3rd mowing.

I do this at an average of ± $40 per 1000 sq ft and this is a good money maker.
 
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cntryboymc

LawnSite Member
Location
auburn,new york
the customer actually wants to completely redo the entire lawn.would a bobcat with a rockhound do a good job?
 
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cntryboymc

LawnSite Member
Location
auburn,new york
i was looking at this yard over the weekend.im figuring i will tear up all the grass,level as needed.then add some better topsoil and seed.
 
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cntryboymc

LawnSite Member
Location
auburn,new york
sodding is expensive though right?
 
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