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mulch bed to grass conversion

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by dmk395, Mar 8, 2002.

  1. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 1,006

    Hi,

    I am relatively new to this sort of job. I have a mulch bed 1000sq. ft and the customer wants grass there instead. There is about 1.5 inches of mulch on it already, irrigation also in place already. How should I attack this one, never done sod or hydroseed before, but have had good luck with seeding. I was thinking of raking up the old mulch, dropping 2 inches of loam down, then simply reseeding? Any thoughts
     
  2. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 1,006

    Should I go as thick as three inches of loam?
     
  3. PAPS

    PAPS LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    I would rake up as much loose mulch as i can then, add about 2 inches or so of topsoil and just sod right over it...
     
  4. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 1,006

    Paps,

    Supposing the loam cost was $150, and the sod $500 what would u charge for the entire job?
     
  5. PAPS

    PAPS LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    My bid:

    (4) man hours to rake up mulch = $160.00
    (6) yards of topsoil installed at 2'' to cover 1000 sq. ft. = $390.00
    (1000) sq. ft of sod installed = $550.00


    TOTAL : $1100.00
     
  6. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 1,006

    Paps,

    Sorry for so many questions. $1100 including all time and materials?
    thanks for your input
     
  7. PAPS

    PAPS LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    $1100.00 or so including all labor, materials, etc. everything.
     

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