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Finish grade pricing

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by MattMall, Jun 11, 2004.

  1. MattMall

    MattMall LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    How do you determine your price for finish grading and seeding with straw?
     
  2. sidebuz

    sidebuz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    Grading:
    1) How many rocks?
    2)Did the builder/excavating company do the rough grade correctly?
    3) How much dead weed material is there?

    If the answer to those is: " a lot of _______ (rocks, weeds, or grading)"... higher the price because of the time factor and headache you have. I have already spent a long day getting a lawn ready because of these factors. Couples days later, spent 1/2 a day doing close to the same size lawn because there was less rocks, weeds, and very little grading to do.

    Seeding and strawing: figure your expenses and how much money you need/want to make.
     
  3. Loganwildman

    Loganwildman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 60

    Don't forget to figure the cost to rent a straw blower. You can't hand spread straw as evenly or as efficently as a blower.
     
  4. MattMall

    MattMall LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    I need a standard price like 1/2 acre / whole acre..... 1/4 acre
     

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