aeration/organic fertilization cost

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by greenguy08, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. greenguy08

    greenguy08 LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Posts: 99

    What are you guys charge for core aeration/ organic fertilization for an average size (5000sf) lawn?
     
  2. growingdeeprootsorganicly

    growingdeeprootsorganicly LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 766

    what do you got??????payup
     
  3. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,115

    Most renovation work I see consists of
    Core aeration
    Over-seed
    Spray Compost Tea

    *Option (because its expensive and often the customer does not go for it)
    *Top dress with compost

    It depends on the area, some get a lot more than others. I would base it on time and materials. If its a rental aerator you'll have to factor that in too

    5000 sq ft, you'll be on site for at least and hour, without the top dress, probably 1 1/2, with travel its 2 hours billed for sure, plus materials
     
  4. JDUtah

    JDUtah LawnSite Silver Member
    from UT
    Posts: 2,636

    Organic fertilization using unsustainable organic fertilizers like corn meal? Or sustainable forms like blood and feather meal? OR the best organic fertilization meaning compost? How thick do you want to put down the compost if you do?

    My advice to figure your charging rate... find out how much it will cost you (product and labor)... decide how much you want to make on top of that... find out local prices of all fertilizing (chem and organic) and adjust your prices (up) if they are not as high as the competition. If your prices are higher than the competition market 'go green' heavily and make sure you do a GREAT job (green lawns)!!

    Good luck!
     
  5. robtown

    robtown LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 223

    $700.00 aerated, seeded & topdressed
     
  6. greenguy08

    greenguy08 LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Posts: 99

    Anyone with a realistic ballpark?
     
  7. greenguy08

    greenguy08 LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Posts: 99

    Rob, you get that much for a 5000sf lawn? What kind of topdressing?
     
  8. growingdeeprootsorganicly

    growingdeeprootsorganicly LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 766

    topdressing=compost
     
  9. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,575

    $600/10000; aerate, over seed, compost top dress.
    Had a $1600 day today & am over booked.
     
  10. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,911

    25-40 cents a foot...............
     

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