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Old 08-19-2013, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Tommy77 View Post
I wish everyone knew that aeration is maintenance and not loophole to a brand new lawn for 1/10th the price. Every fall i get calls from under-educated and over-opinionated home owners asking if i guarantee perfect results from aerating / overseeding a 10,000sq ft lawn for $200. I explain to them that it's is more of an " oil change" than a " new engine ". I actually had a customer call me out to his 8,000 sq ft lawn with 4 50 foot tall maples . The lawn was 50% roots and rocks and 50% grass he said " I read an article explaining that if i kill the lawn with roundup then aerate and overseed it will fill in all the bare spots , do you guarantee your work? " i told him he needed top soil and a new lawn or i wouldn't be able to guarantee it . He went with a major lawncare franchise who promised him the world from aeration then called me next spring to complain about them and how it didn't work and he still refused my suggestion of a new lawn. He insisted they aerated it "wrong".

Some people don't want the answer , they want to think that a generalized article on lawncare they spent 3 minutes reading is worth more than your years of experience in the field. These people are destined to be true-green customers
DO NOT GUARANTEE SLICE SEED WORK INTO EXISTING TURFSTANDS. The results are too judgmental, how do you know what is successful or what is not?
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Old 08-20-2013, 05:58 PM
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new lawn fast by aerating
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:24 AM
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That looks good Larry. Do you remember how much seed per thousand you used?

Also, what would that amount of aerating cost a customer?
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