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05-26-2004, 01:53 PM
I am curious about a couple things as far as aerification pricing:
(this is with a normal Ryan Lawn Aire walk behind aerator)
1 - what is the average minimum for aerification?
2 - what is the normal rate per 1000 sq. ft for aerification?
3 - what is the average difference in pricing between just aerification and aerification with overseeding?
Thanks for the replies!!!
05-26-2004, 03:28 PM
another pricing question that may differ from one market to the next.
we charge $10 per 1000sf to aerate- we then add an additional $50 as a service fee. So for a 10,000sf lawn- $10 X 10= $100 + $50= $150
aeration/overseed we charge $25 per 1000sf- then add in an additional $100 as a service fee. So for 10,000sf - $25 X 10= $250 + $100 + $350.
05-27-2004, 03:44 AM
Here the charge is about 35 to 40 for the first thousand and ten to fifteen for the next thousand.
05-28-2004, 06:48 AM
I sub contract my aerations out, so I can tell you what he charges.
$45.00 up to 4,000 sq/ft, and $12.00 each 1,000 after that.
He also charges extra if the property has underground sprinklers, so he can take the time to flag the sprinkler heads.
For an over seed after, I would do that and I charge from $10 to $20 a 1,000 depending on the quality of seed they decide to go with.
Hope it helps
05-28-2004, 07:07 AM
Thanks for the replies, they are very helpful!!
It seems like an over seed is charged at a rate significantly higher than just a regular aerification. I know it depends on the quality of the seed, but isn't most residential turf seed of any quality relatively inexpensive. Also, I guess I am under the impression that it just doesn't take too long to spread the seed.
Considering this, is an Aerification AND Overseed one of the higher profit services........or am I way off??
05-28-2004, 09:37 AM
Over-seeding with an acceptable rate of TTF will cost you $5-7 / M. Compare that to applying fertilizer and weed controls at under $1 / M. You need to charge more than your regular application charge.....
Aeration/overseeding can be quite profitable if you bill it right.
Just a friendly word of advice. Its AERATION, not aerification.
05-28-2004, 09:48 AM
No wonder I couldn't find anything using the Search, Thanks KenH!
I just didnt want you talking to a customer throwing around the word aerification......
05-28-2004, 11:23 AM
Thanks for looking out for me!!
05-28-2004, 11:25 AM
On our aeration and overseeding we charge $3.50 a lb for the seeding. So the really thin lawns get seeded at 4-5 lbs per K and the not so thin are around 2-3lbs per K, customer pay for what they get.
Our Min for aeration is $125 that does up to 5k, Some call this a service or stop fee, then we add $12 per K after that.
06-03-2004, 01:10 AM
Min price would be around 60.00 for just an aeration. 25.00 per 1000 sq ft for core and seed. I would also recommend a double core with any seeding but that is just me. I think it a good idea to charge extra for the sprinklers also and be careful of dog fences!
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