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aeration pricing

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Sharps_lawn&landscaping, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. Toro 455

    Toro 455 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 238

    I aerate for $10 per thousand sq. ft. including fertilizer.

    I used 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.
  2. v6rs97

    v6rs97 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 234

    40 per 1000 sq includes seed
  3. inzane

    inzane LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,365

    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.
  4. inzane

    inzane LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,365

    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..

  5. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,466

    Yes,I try and Google map when I can.Every time you can save a trip out your saving 10 bucks in gas now.
  6. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,144

    Twenty dollars
  7. WJC

    WJC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 364

    I'm usually around 2-3 times the mowing rate depending on how much has to be done with the walkbehind.

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