Planting Bed Preparation (cont.)
Mixing planting soil
  By hand, .9 CY per hour CL@1.11 CY — 44.90 — 44.90
  With 3/4 CY wheel loader, 7 CY per hour TO@.143 CY — 8.04 6.07 14.11
  With a soil shredder, 11 CY per hour TO@.090 CY — 5.06 3.82 8.88
Seeding and Planting
Seeding with a hand broadcast spreader, 10 pounds per 1,000 SF. The cost of grass seed will vary greatly depending on variety — see below.
      4,000 SF per hour, hand seeding CL@.250 MSF 26.00 10.10 .75 36.85
Seeding with push broadcast spreader, 5 pounds per 1,000 SF
  10,000 SF per hour, Push spreader seeding CL@.100 MSF 13.40 4.05 .46 17.91
Seeding with a mechanical seeder at $28 per hour and 175 pounds per acre, 5 acre job
  Mechanical seeding TO@13.1 Acre 465.00 737.00 506.00 1,708.00
  Mechanical seeding TO@.300 MSF 10.50 16.90 11.60 39.00
Hydroseeding subcontract (spray application of seed, binder and fertilizer slurry). Costs will vary with access restrictions and site requirements.
      1,000 to 2,000 SF job — MSF — — — 183.00
      2,001 to 4,000 SF job — MSF — — — 152.00
      4,001 to 6,000 SF job — MSF — — — 122.00
      6,001 to 10,000 SF job — MSF — — — 112.00
  10,001 to 20,000 SF job — MSF — — — 102.00
  20,001 to 50,000 SF job — MSF — — — 91.40
  50,001 to 100,000 SF job — MSF — — — 81.20
  Over 100,000 SF job — MSF — — — 71.10
Sealing soil, application by a hydroseeding unit. Use $750 as a minimum job charge.
Copolymer based liquid for erosion control C4@.020 SY 1.80 .84 .21 2.85
Grass seed
  Annual ryegrass — Lb 1.16 — — 1.16
  Most fescue — Lb 2.36 — — 2.36
  Kentucky bluegrass — Lb 5.65 — — 5.65
  Bermuda — Lb 4.15 — — 4.15
  Heat-and drought-resistant premium blend — Lb 6.60 — — 6.60
  Dichondra — Lb 16.50 — — 16.50
  Centipede — Lb 38.40 — — 38.40
Sodding, placed on level ground at 25 SY per hour. Add delivery cost below. Use 50 SY as a minimum job charge.
  Northeast, Midwest, bluegrass blend CL@.040 SY 3.71 1.62 — 5.33
  Great Plains, South, bluegrass CL@.040 SY 3.94 1.62 — 5.56
  West, bluegrass, tall fescue CL@.040 SY 3.60 1.62 — 5.22
  South, Bermuda grass, Centipede grass CL@.040 SY 2.57 1.62 — 4.19
  South, Zoysia grass, St. Augustine CL@.040 SY 7.68 1.62 — 9.30
  Typical delivery cost, to 90 miles — SY .64 — — .64
  Add for staking sod on slopes CL@.010 SY .11 .40 — .51
Work grass seed into soil, no seed included. Use $1,500 as a minimum job charge.
  By hand, 220 SY per hour CL@.005 SY — .20 — .20
  6' harrow and 40 HP tractor 60 MSF per hour TO@.017 MSF — .96 .77 1.73
  12' harrow and 60 HP tractor 100 MSF per hour TO@.010 MSF — .56 .49 1.05

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