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Help With Pine Straw Estimate Job.

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by nograss, Apr 8, 2006.

  1. nograss

    nograss LawnSite Member
    Messages: 116

    If Pine straw costs $4.00 a bale, do you double the cost of bales and add labor plus labor for deep edging? I have a yard that takes 120 bales.
    thanks for the help in advance.
  2. Shane7258

    Shane7258 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 69

    I am getting straw for 2.75 a bale thats with a 10% cut since I buy so much for my yearly accounts a 3 a bail 20 dollar delivery fee and $40 an hour thats with 10 or more bails

    If they use up to ten bails and they are yearly I charge 3 a bail with 20 delivery and 20 to lay it

    I laid 50 in 3 hrs on one account

    I ve got a new account to lay 7 bails and to put a weed control blanket down and he said thats what about 150 and I said ahh that is ball park since we have to worry about labor but its safe to say about that and I was smiling all the way to the truck

    I am thinking 30 minutes worth of work an hour tops I could ease off but its all about satisfaction
  3. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,524

    I guess I'm just a simple guy. Usually I go about 2.25-2.5 the cost of my bales. Around here I'd probably go $1200 for the whole job unless that edging is real extensive.

    IRRITECH LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 999

    if you guys are getting more than 5.50 a bale in your areas your way ahead of Atlanta. Pinestraw is the biggest pain in the ***.
  5. cwlawley

    cwlawley LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 470

    We get pinestraw for $3.65/yd unless we buy over 25 bales, then it is $3.25. You can normally find a supplier that offers straw installation for $5.25 installed around here. I get them to do it, charge my customer 8.00-8.50 bale installed and I don't move a finger.

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