hey guys. i was talking with a guy today at this townhouse complex that i had bid on. i didnt get the bid. however he and i had talked for a while and he asked me to give them a price for aerating the place. there are 45 homes at approximatley 6 thousand square feet per home the properties are mostly hills. i told the guy that i would aerate after it rains. and if there is any small torn up areas i would throw down some grass seed. so i have to figure in for a 50 lb bag of grass seed too. but that would not be a part of the contract. the rental of the machine is i believe 80 dollars a day. if i rent for 7 days i only have to pay for 4. the machine i would get is 28" self propelled walk behind. my helper gets 110 a day on the books. i would just leave him there for however long it takes. how much would you guys say? i am figuring on 300,000 of turf to cover 2 times criss cross it X when i did the bid for cutting the grass i had put in for 1500 a cut. it would take 4 guys 10 hours to cut with 61 and 48" ztr's (2 guys cut / 2 guys trim) just to let you all know. i have until the end of this week to get the bid in. so if you guys have any numbers coming to mind could you please help me out? i am thinking $3,000.00 plus tax. however that is only 1 dollar per M so i think it is a bit low. please help me out!