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How much to charge for seeding a lawn?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by ConnorMike, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,201

    $80 per 1,000 sqf includes labor, seed, starter fertilizer and lime if needed.
  2. vencops

    vencops LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,537

    I suggest the OP doesn't listen to much of this.

    These guys throwing out numbers/SF and numbers/1,000 are either used to doing 5KSF properties or they're fin with you.

    Run those formulas on the 50KSF over-seed I'm doing, today. Think my customer's looking for a $4K invoice this evening?
  3. PR Fect

    PR Fect LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,076

    Very true. Size of job, location of job, can make big difference. I think from the original question that we are talking patch work on an established lawn, current customer. No change in grading, or prepping for new lawn. Just get grass growing where there was gass before. Grass dead from some type of stress, or mechanical damage. If so, we use $ 0.16 per square foot. Plow damage, insect damage, kid pool, ect. Covers a little top soil, seed, fert, mulch, labor.
  4. All Season Bill

    All Season Bill LawnSite Member
    Messages: 183

    So true Bob
    If a customer wants seeding, is he going to aerate and overseed? Double aerate? Cultivate? Slice Seed. Kill out-sod cut-topsoil and seed renovation?
    And why did it need seeding? traffic or pool damage? doggy damage? Too much shade? Soil pH? I'm hoping these newbies aren't just broadcasting seed with no prep!

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