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How much to charge per bale for pinestraw spreading?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by C.J., Apr 24, 2012.

  1. C.J.

    C.J. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 99

    I am spreading about 25 bales around flower beds and bushes, how much should I charge?
     
  2. C.J.

    C.J. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 99

    anyone? im thinking $4
     
  3. macgyver_GA

    macgyver_GA LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 826

    What are you paying per bale?
     
  4. C.J.

    C.J. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 99

    3.50, going to try and gather a few 50 gal barrels full from our farm next time im there to save some money, client is paying for the bales and im trying to configure a labor charge
     
  5. watsmi57

    watsmi57 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 327

    I pay 2.50 a bale and charge $5 delivered and installed. That is a little high for my area. I know guys are putting it down for less. Probably around $4 a bale.

    I don't want to mess with it for any less than that. Everyone says there is no money in straw. If I can't make money doing it, why bother?
     
  6. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,673

    Whatever I pay for the straw I double it.
     
  7. coolluv

    coolluv LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Atlanta
    Messages: 4,228

    6.00 per bale. Anything less is not worth the time.

    Dave...
     
  8. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,788

    Im getting $7.50 right now, cost me $4.37.
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  9. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,659

    cost of bale X2
     
  10. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,659

    One other question? measuring for mulch is easy, but what about pine straw?
     

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