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Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by jeffhendrix, Feb 3, 2006.

  1. jeffhendrix

    jeffhendrix LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    How Much Do You Charge Per Bale To Straw Beds And What Do You Pay For A Bale Of Straw? We Pay Between $3 - $3.50 Per Bale And Charge $6.00 To Install
  2. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    and charge $9.00/bale
  3. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,249

    up here wholesale is $6.00-$6.50 depending on nursery . thats why i get mine out of Georgia at $2.25 a bale,, minimum 100 bale an it gets cheaper at 500 see ya george
  4. MudslinginFX4

    MudslinginFX4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,170

    pay 3.50/bale here... charge residentials around 7.75, commercials a little less with hundreds or bales.
  5. gammon landscaping

    gammon landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 551

    never spread any pine straw what kind of coverage do you get out of a bale? sqft?
  6. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    about 25 sq feet depending on how thick
  7. start2finish

    start2finish LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 497

    we usually figure 4-5 bales per cubic yard.
  8. Duck Dodger

    Duck Dodger LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 347

    25 feet you should get alot more out of it than that. You should get on average 75-80 sq' per bail. i usually pay 2.00 per bail but have got it down to 1.50 before. I would charge at least $4 over your cost per bail. Most laborers will put out from 12-15 bails per hour in beds that have alot of shrubs and once you consider rolling your edges and clean up. All of that being said I try selling my customers mulch it last longer won't blow away in heavy winds and it gives back nutrients to the soil.
  9. kleankutslawn

    kleankutslawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,185

    i pay 4.25 to 5.00 a bale. kind of hard to find here in Tampa.
  10. North Ga

    North Ga LawnSite Member
    from Georgia
    Messages: 65

    Hey Duck or baddboygeorge,Where do you get your Pine straw bales at those great prices?I tried sending you a Private message but some reason the site wont let me.

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