Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 09-22-2012, 06:02 AM
Toro 455 Toro 455 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: sabina oh
Posts: 238
I aerate for $10 per thousand sq. ft. including fertilizer.

Quote:
Originally Posted by PlantscapeSolutions View Post
If you are aerating and not top dressing to help fill in the cores you are probably wasting your clients money. Just poking holes in the ground does not do crap. Some aerators that do not extract cores actually increase soil tension.
I [I]used[U] to topdress after pulling 2" or better cores. Then the roots started growing too shallow. Now I just fertilize with 6-26-26 counting on the rain to wash the fert into the holes, driving the roots deeper.
Fertilize after aeration and the roots will fill the holes going after the food & water at the bottom.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 09-22-2012, 08:35 PM
v6rs97 v6rs97 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 218
40 per 1000 sq includes seed
__________________
Tom W.
Long Island, NY
www.ChristmasSupreme.com
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 09-22-2012, 08:58 PM
inzane's Avatar
inzane inzane is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Dallas, GA
Posts: 1,567
i did one today, it was somewhere around 10,000 sq. ft. regular walk behind. 2 passes. 3 hours, $120.00 without seed (customer had his own) NEVER AGAIN. it was not out of my way or anything, didn't use much gas. i figured it would take that long.. first pass only took me an hour and some change, dont know what happend after that.. lol. i thought i was making good time and i would finish within 2. anyways, it was a thorough job. won't be that cheap again. i'm thinking i'm going with $10 per 1k per pass.. or they can find the guy that does anylawn for $40 on craigslist. thats where i got that job was on craigslist. never again will i advertise on craigslist.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 09-22-2012, 09:04 PM
inzane's Avatar
inzane inzane is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Dallas, GA
Posts: 1,567
i used bing maps to measure one online, and it was spot on. had a street view so i can verify it was flat with no obstacles. got there with no suprises. i've used that alot recently for estimates, there is a good thread on here somewheres where somebody posted details on how to measure lawns with bing maps.. search for it.. good stuff..

Quote:
Originally Posted by DiSantolandscaping View Post
your not the first person ive heard of doing this, what do you do to get the right size of sq ft per lot roughly. i tryed once and the lot was a lot bigger then it looked on google earth.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 09-22-2012, 10:25 PM
grandview (2006)'s Avatar
grandview (2006) grandview (2006) is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Lancaster N.Y.
Posts: 3,400
Quote:
Originally Posted by inzane View Post
i used bing maps to measure one online, and it was spot on. had a street view so i can verify it was flat with no obstacles. got there with no suprises. i've used that alot recently for estimates, there is a good thread on here somewheres where somebody posted details on how to measure lawns with bing maps.. search for it.. good stuff..
Yes,I try and Google map when I can.Every time you can save a trip out your saving 10 bucks in gas now.
__________________
www.grandviewlandscaping.com
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 09-23-2012, 01:14 AM
herler herler is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 3,355
Twenty dollars
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 09-23-2012, 01:28 AM
WJC WJC is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Clemmons, North Carolina
Posts: 363
I'm usually around 2-3 times the mowing rate depending on how much has to be done with the walkbehind.
__________________
1999 F150
6.5' x 12' open trailer
Wright Sport X 52/24
Wright Sentar Sport 52/19
Custom built bagging system
Lesco 36/13 WB
Billygoat 18hp truckloader
Bluebird plugger
Lesco split drive plugger
Lesco stainless steel spreader
Stihl BR600
Echo PB-620
assortment of chainsaws,weedeaters,hedge trimmers,sprayers and such
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:12 AM.

Page generated in 0.07524 seconds with 7 queries