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Aeration, fert. and seedig pricing ???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Green Pastures, Sep 20, 2002.

  1. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,457


    I work in south eastern Virginia, and am figuring on charging $40.00 per 1000 sq. ft. for aeration, seeding and starter fert.

    Is this in line with the local and national average?
    Do I need to charge more or less?

    I'm using my brand new 26" Classen spilt drive aerator, Lesco fert. @ $6.00 per 50 lbs. (50 lbs covers 12-15 K sq. feet) and a local brand of seed @ $44.00 per. 50 lbs. (seeding @ 4-6 lbs per 1 K sq. feet)

    Anyone have any suggestions?

  2. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    In the past I was between $28-$35 per 1000sf. This fall I've been pricing between $32-$38 and getting the jobs so I guess I'm still ok. If you can get the $40 go for it. I probably could, but haven't tried yet.
  3. soccer coach

    soccer coach LawnSite Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 104

    Been charging .06 per sq' with a min. of 3000 sq'.
  4. We do 4 U

    We do 4 U LawnSite Member
    Posts: 183

    Where do you get you lesco stuff and what king of seed are using? I ahve been lokking for a lesco stroe around here.
  5. KLMlawn

    KLMlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 443

    Thatching = .02 per sq.ft
    Aeration = .02 per sq.ft. (yes that is high, but an aerator can be mean to you)
    Seed + Fert = .02 per sq.ft.

    I get .06 per sq.ft. from every customer I provide the above services to. They may be a bit skeptical at first over the price, but after they see the results, the feel it was worth every penny. AND, a bargain over sod any day of the week.....
  6. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    Green pastures, .04 cents per square foot and my fertilizer and seed prices are the same as yours. Sometimes a little higher, depending on the neighborhood.

  7. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    $46 per 1000 sq, ft. including seed and starter
  8. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,457

    $40 per thousand sounds about right so far.

    How bout some replies from guys closer to me?

  9. BLL

    BLL LawnSite Member
    from MD
    Posts: 89

    getin 30 to aerate and seed so thast prolly close after fert

    how much fert do yo buya year cause that is damn good pricing on it you sure you wrote that right?
  10. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    I'm getting $35 to aerate, seed and fert.

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