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Old 01-27-2002, 06:18 PM
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aerating prices

is the a general rule for charging to aerate a lawn. i have heard it's about double the price you charge to mow it. If you have any information, please let me know. thank you...
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Old 01-27-2002, 06:37 PM
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See the post a little farther down this page. If you repost Plow Kid will have to shoot his dog. You'll understand what I mean if you see my post on Home Depot.
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Old 01-27-2002, 09:15 PM
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I charge 10 per k.works well for me.
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Old 01-27-2002, 09:20 PM
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$12 per K here
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Old 01-28-2002, 02:54 AM
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I charge about thrity five dollars for the first 1000 sq ft and about half that (17) for the next. To de-thatch i usally doble the price i would aerate a lawn for and if they had both I give a ten dollar discount.
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Old 01-28-2002, 02:58 AM
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I sure wish I could get 10$ per 1000 sq ft in my primary market. My primary market is flooded with guys who advertise $15 for a small lawn, $20 for a medium lawn, and $35 for a large lawn. I don't know what they consider a small lawn, etc.. But at any of these prices I don't bother with aeration.

My secondary market 40 miles from the primary one is another story. I charge 3 times my cutting charge and get some work.
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Old 01-28-2002, 03:20 AM
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$10 per 1000 sf. Sometimes I use 2.5 to 3 times a cutting price.
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Old 01-28-2002, 03:23 AM
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As you can see it varies and depends where you are and how large the props are..

I charge $5 per K for my maintenance customers. $7.50-10 for non customers.. depending how large or whether I'm seeding also. Majority of the properties are over 44K...

Shoot for 3 times the mow..
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Old 01-28-2002, 07:59 AM
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Just holes?

$5/K is cheap.
But that's what I've been charging. For my customers' lawns that are measured by the acre.
Holes only, 2" deep x 3/4" cores.
About 8 holes per sq ft. (two passes)

This is also an excellent time to upsell the customer:
Fertilizer
Overseeding
Topdressing with sand, compost, etc
Dragging (wish there was a better word)

I'm just figuring this out myself, but I'm thinking I'd charge an added $5/K to topdress & drag smooth.

Dave
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Old 01-28-2002, 08:59 AM
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Usually try to get 7-10 per k depending on the yard and difficulty.
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