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Chadman
08-06-2007, 07:42 PM
Was wondering how much everyone was getting for aeration's per 1,000 Sq Ft.
I am charging around $10 per 1,000. Was wondering if I was in the ball park?
Any input is greatly appreciated.

john_incircuit
08-06-2007, 08:01 PM
On average, we charge 3x as much to aerate as we do to cut the grass

sildoc
08-06-2007, 10:52 PM
10-15 per K. did one the other day 12000k ft for 145 took 50 min. beat the hell out of my self, that was watered. Like to see 75-100 per hour on average.

rodfather
08-07-2007, 07:00 AM
On average, we charge 3x as much to aerate as we do to cut the grass

how do you equate the price of aerating with that of mowing grass I would love to know

dave k
08-07-2007, 06:02 PM
I charge 50 for the first 5000 sq. feet and 1 cent per sq. foot there after, Is this to cheap?

john_incircuit
08-07-2007, 08:29 PM
how do you equate the price of aerating with that of mowing grass I would love to know

We work primarily on pretty small properties, many around 3000 to 4000 sf, and cut them with the Honda mower. Our aerator is 17 inches wide, we aerate in both directions. This takes roughly twice as long as cutting the grass, plus the aerator has higher operating costs, hence we charge the weekly lawn mowing price x 3.

By the way, I always was curious on what the total weight is of all the plugs we pull during the aerating. Couldn't help but to measure and calculate it last year, and we average around 200 lbs of plugs pulled per 1000 sf.

kjslawn
08-07-2007, 09:33 PM
$10 per 1000 square feet mostly half acres $230 plus I overseed too no charge

HOOLIE
08-07-2007, 10:05 PM
We charge $20 per thousand sqft...with overseeding easily get $150+ for a normal, smallish lot.

causalitist
08-08-2007, 05:37 AM
around here its $130 for 10k sqrft .. 5k is about $75 ... minimum is $50

so it is pretty much 3x the mowing price right on down the line.
just happens to work out like that.

westwind
08-08-2007, 08:02 AM
15-20 per sq ft. Always charge for overseeding. per lb.