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mowerpower
01-02-2005, 09:44 PM
I am bidding on a 20 acre soccer complex, would like some input. They only want it mowed once a week. They want us to come up with our own fertilizing program ( I was going to use a 6 step program). They also want a price for aeration. It is a clay type soil with a rye and bluegrass mixture.

olderthandirt
01-02-2005, 09:56 PM
What do you need help on ? pricing ,fert, little more info would help

Mac

65hoss
01-02-2005, 10:05 PM
Also, what equipment and number of employees do you have?

danslawncare
01-02-2005, 10:06 PM
Where in illinois are you located, i'd go help you price it if you wanted? Also, aerating this clay is a pain in the A** i'd reccomend using some other type of soil conditioner, not aeration.

Tn Lawn Man
01-02-2005, 10:06 PM
You already posted this before. Did you not get the answer you wanted? Why did you start another thread?

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?threadid=91803

mowerpower
01-02-2005, 10:30 PM
I was wondwering about prices on all of services. I have (2) 60 inch mowers I will be using for the mowing. The only trimming is around goal posts and nets. I really need your opinins. Thanks in advance!

Metro Lawn
01-02-2005, 10:37 PM
going rate around here would be about $30 per acre since it is almost all open flat area with very little trimming

Cut $600
fert $1600 per app
aeration around $1000 with a pull behind or Z mounted unit

olderthandirt
01-02-2005, 10:45 PM
Not knowing what kind of mowers your using I can only give you my 2 cents. 75k for the yr based on your 6 steps and 2 aerations and 28 mows. Thats said with out seeing it, if its in bad shape now add 10 k to the price to get it looking good and healthy.

Mac

chuckers
01-02-2005, 10:46 PM
were are you located about. also i would check in to a grasshopper areator they go through clay so easy. Might be worth a look. I would say 800 for the mowing.

Kelly's Landscaping
01-02-2005, 11:20 PM
going rate around here would be about $30 per acre since it is almost all open flat area with very little trimming

Cut $600
fert $1600 per app
aeration around $1000 with a pull behind or Z mounted unit


The cut-price sounds fair the aeration sounds unprofitable thatís only 50 dollars and acre to aerate. And the fert price has my thinking too cheap as well were talking 865,000 sq ft of lawn to fertilize thatís a lot of bags of fert.

sildoc
01-02-2005, 11:54 PM
Im getting around 62000 per year.
2 Aerations at 2000 each time.- 4000
Fert 6x at 5000 each time- 30000 I would definitly sub this out to a larger company or invest in a bigger fert spreader maybe a 3 point behind a tractor. In bags that is a pick up truck packed to the hilt.
Mow 30x at 40 per acre-24000
trim around goal posts- 4000