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Old 08-29-2009, 01:29 AM
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I charge $300 a yard for core aereation and slit seeding in my area for avg. yard and up from there. When I core the yard i always drag the yard to break up the cores after I overseed then fertilize 3 times after that for maximum growth. I try and do them all in a 2-3 day span to max my profits.
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Old 09-07-2009, 10:16 AM
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I would sell my business and pump gas at a local gas station before i raked up one plug from anyones yard.
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Old 09-07-2009, 02:25 PM
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If the customer's willing to pay enough, ill rake 'em up and eat the damn things.

Never say no to money, fellas.
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Old 09-07-2009, 02:48 PM
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If the customer's willing to pay enough, ill rake 'em up and eat the damn things.

Things that bad in CT.?
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Old 09-07-2009, 08:00 PM
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I have a 3 point aerator for the tractor. It is definitely easier than using a walk behind. I charge 3x the mowing price. It's a good add on service for me.
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Old 09-08-2009, 06:29 PM
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I would sell my business and pump gas at a local gas station before i raked up one plug from anyones yard.
The only way to do that is charge the customer for your time to rake the plugs up and figure in a dump fee as well. Plus add another 30 to 40 bucks to make the trip to your local compost recycling yard. If you have multiple customers lined up for the day than it would be worth your time to offer that added service.

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Old 09-08-2009, 06:30 PM
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if the customer's willing to pay enough, ill rake 'em up and eat the damn things.

Never say no to money, fellas.
exactly!!!
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Old 09-08-2009, 06:31 PM
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The only way to do that is charge the customer for your time to rake the plugs up and figure in a dump fee as well. Plus add another 30 to 40 bucks to make the trip to your local compost recycling yard. If you have multiple customers lined up for the day than it would be worth your time to offer that added service.

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you totaly missed the point
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Old 09-08-2009, 06:37 PM
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Your failing at your job to effectively communicate/educate these customers on the importance of leaving the plugs where they fall. I with little effort have never failed in convincing customers to leave the plugs where they are. Their are live grass plants in allot of those plugs and a good amount will survive to thicken the lawn. Removing the plugs is essentially taking their lawn and top soil and throwing it away let alone the microbes in those plugs that will melt into the thatch and assist in composting and breaking it down. They need to be told why "they" do not want you to do this.
I couldn't agree with you more! Believe me, I educate my
customers everyday on the benefits of leaving the plugs where they fall. But, I still have some customers who insist on me raking the plugs up as well. What can a guy do??
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Old 09-08-2009, 06:43 PM
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What do you charge for plug rake up?

I had one customer push me on the plug clean up but he finally agreed to let them stay on the lawn. I did get stuck running around marking sprinklers as he advanced each zone. Lets just say this was my lowest profit margin aeration of 2009 thus far.
I will usually head for an hourly figure on that service. Like 35 dollars per man hour, plus a dump fee figured in as well.
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