pine straw prices

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by sweatdog20, Mar 17, 2002.

  1. sweatdog20

    sweatdog20 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    im currently buying my pine straw at $2.75-$3.00 per bale and installing it for around $5.00-$5.50 per bale. Is this a prety fair profitable price?

    AVRECON LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    I think so. But I would always try to get just a little more, like $6 or $6.50.
  3. stslawncare

    stslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    from DE
    Messages: 1,484

    see if u can find a farmer, even if u have to travel and get a pickup load just store it, can get it cheaper but charge the same!! maybe get some thats a little wet so no good for the farmers to use, usually they are glad to get rid of it actually.
  4. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    I pay $3.50 for them delivered to me and charge $7 to customers. I have a new guy who has the best I have ever seen, he will deliver and install them for me for $5 a bale, I make $2 a bale and never move.
  5. Bunton Guy

    Bunton Guy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,895

    Who would that be Kirby ? Is it a independant pine needle seller
  6. lee b

    lee b LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,012

    $1.75 for slash and $2.00 for long leaf {which will last alot longer}, I charge $5.00 to deliver and spread the slash straw, try not to use the long leaf because it hurts repeat business.
  7. Bunton Guy

    Bunton Guy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,895

    What exactly is slash ?
  8. Southern Lawns

    Southern Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 259

    $3.24 for slash $8.00 delivered and installed (tucked).
    $4.50 for long leaf $9.00 delivered and installed (tucked)
    Above price is for detailed installation.
    Wide open bed areas I lower price a little.
  9. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    I just did my 1st ever pine needle mulching job last week. Only 1 place around here seems to have it. You very seldom ever see anyone here use it. My best price I could talk him into was $6.25 per bale. I then charged $15 per bale.
  10. Craig Turf Management

    Craig Turf Management LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 354

    I pay 3.50 per bale delivered to my home or jobsite. I charge 7.00 per bale delivered and installed. I rarely have anyone question my price.

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