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Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Ramone, Jul 12, 2007.
HOW MUCH TO CHARGE TO PREP and SEED A 500 SF. AREA .
What does prep work entail? You also have to figure in the $$ of the grass seed.
Lets just say the seeds cost $60 . There's no grass all i have to do is turn the dirt over
I would charge somewhere in the neighborhood of $30 - $40 an hour, plus materials, plus time to get materials, so
Materials = $60
Labor = $40/ hr (maybe an hour?)
Time to get materials = $20
so . . .
Total = $120
This is a really rough estimate
I'm coming up with $400, or $.80 per foot.
-till the entire area
- add a light dusting of lime
-add a 2" layer of new 70/30 mix topsoil, and level
-cover with peat
plus all transportation fees, time/labor.
I would say $350 to $450. 30 and 40 an hour is WAYYYYY to cheap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You shold be getting 65-90 an hour.
the 65-90 rate...does it depend on size and/or access issues? You throw expenses on top of the rate?
Im just saying period anything sholud be based on that if you do hourly. I dont do hourly though. You can make 4X that by not doing houlry, especially with sod.