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I was approached the other day about spreading grass seed and fertilizer, with spreader behind tractor, for a company I am already doing work for, but I have no idea what window to charge. I know what the cost of the rye grass seed and fertilizer is, but the profit margin is what is needing to be obtained.

Now, before people start saying "tree-fiddy" I know demographics change profit margins, but here is what the customer came to me with.....

"Can you do the work for less than $2,500 / ACRE ?"


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No prep work invloved? Only spreading fert + seed? Hell yeah I'd do it for that, $2500 is dam good money with very little material cost. Not sure if there's time for it to grow in your area though, too late for a good stand growing here.
 

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$17,424.00/acre?
he's in long island NY. They have to measure grass by the square foot. Thats all there is:laughing: 1 acre of grass is worth millions. And plenty nuts that can pay it.
Here I would walk an acre for a month planting every seed by hand for 17k and still make 3 times what i make now:eek:

Framer beat me to it!
 

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Long Island isn't much different wealthwise from where I'm at and not much chance you'd get a sucker to pay that much. But who knows there's one born every minute they say.
At that price I could lay the best sod you've ever seen.
 

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That is what I thought.
Here in Louisiana rye grass grows pretty well in the winter so I have a good window. I will also be planting an amount of bahia grass in with it.

150# of rye = $65.00 (amount needed per acre)

225# of 13/13/13 fertilizer (amount needed per acre)

After fuel and delivery of equipment I am looking close to $250/acre without labor.

If the customer is already paying $2500/acre, then I will be your undisputed and loyal contractor for $2000/acre. That'll be a savings of $8000.00/day!!

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