Aerating and Seeding Price?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by NewbieNC, Mar 25, 2007.

  1. NewbieNC

    NewbieNC LawnSite Member
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    What would guys charge to Aerate and Seed a 30,000 sq ft lawn?
     
  2. Mr.Mow-It-All

    Mr.Mow-It-All LawnSite Senior Member
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    about $3000
     
  3. Sup3rman

    Sup3rman LawnSite Member
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    I don't mean to question your price, but I feel I must for some personal clarification. Do you have customers that really would pay $3000 for aeration? I've rented a walk behind, commercial aerator before for about $80. I have about an acre of lawn and couldn't imagine paying so much.

    Any insight would be greatly appreciated. I'm attempting to learn as much as possible at the moment, so please bear with me if this seems like a stupid question.
     
  4. Ric3077

    Ric3077 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    My price would be $810
     
  5. BeautifulBlooms

    BeautifulBlooms LawnSite Senior Member
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    i think he may have meant $300 which would seem a little closer

    I figure 10,000 sq. ft. per hour easily unless there are all sorts of obstacles so 3 hours of aerating, maybe 15 pounds of seed ($30) and 1/2 hour to apply the seed

    So 3 1/2 hours of labor = $157.50
    Seed = $30.00
    Rental of Aerator = $75.00
    Pickup cleanind and dropoff of equipment = $45.00

    $307.50 for me

    If the lawn is real bad go ower it twice and charge an extra $135 labor to do so
     
  6. Ric3077

    Ric3077 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    15 pounds of seed for 30,000 sq ft? Are you crazy!? I put down 5 lbs per 1,000 sq feet. This customer would get 150 lbs of seed.
     
  7. BeautifulBlooms

    BeautifulBlooms LawnSite Senior Member
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    sorry i did the math in my head (and its late) t would have been 2 lbs / 1000 for a moderate overseeding so it would be 60 not 15. A real bad lawn could be 4 lbs / 1000. Thats a cool season bluegrass ryegrass fescue mix.
     
  8. supercuts

    supercuts LawnSite Silver Member
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    wow, id get at least $450 just for the aeration.
     
  9. BeautifulBlooms

    BeautifulBlooms LawnSite Senior Member
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    What do you charge by the hour Daricek, the difference might be in our hourly rate. I charge $45 per man hour for stuff like this plus rental, plus materials.
     
  10. NewbieNC

    NewbieNC LawnSite Member
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    If the turf already has some grass/weeds...do you need to use straw over the seed?
     

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