Aeration quote....

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by gulfjoe, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. gulfjoe

    gulfjoe LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I requested an aeration quote today from several large LCOs to see how much of a price difference there was. I was amazed at how high the amount one of them quoted me. What would you guys charge to aerate 10,000 sqft no obstructions with a minimal to no incline?
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  2. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Silver Member
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    Have seen quotes for $50 and up. The low end guys use atv's and a pull behind unit, flyover the lawn and are done in 15 minutes. Probably would charge around $125 or so fora double pass with a wb aerator.
     
  3. WestGaPineStraw

    WestGaPineStraw LawnSite Senior Member
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    $100 min and would take us 15 mins with z plug.
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  4. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Silver Member
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    What do you do in the areas the z plug ccannot reach?
     
  5. gulfjoe

    gulfjoe LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ok my numbers are on tracking with you guys. This company, a BIG company here in columbus quoted me $225
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  6. ReddensLawnCare

    ReddensLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Seed and fert or aerate only
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  7. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Silver Member
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    A well respected local lawn care company charges approx. $20 per k for aerating and $20 per k for seeding. Does high end work.
     
  8. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have a question, everybody on LS always uses the magic number of 10,000 sq ft. What is so important about 10,000 sq ft? On a 1/4 acre lot you have a paved driveway, a house and usually something else that's covering ground. In my area the average subdivision lot is 3/4- 1 acre. And I charge around $125 with my Ryan aerator. What I have to think about is someone paying that much money for about 45 min worth of work, but a lot of people think that I rent it.
     
  9. WestGaPineStraw

    WestGaPineStraw LawnSite Senior Member
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    If it cannot be done with zplug, it's not done. We do not own a walk behind. Zplug will go anywhere that is wide enough, holds hills like a beast.

    Aerating can be labor intensive. Prices will always vary from LCO to LCO.
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  10. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Once you run an aerator for days on end, you will know why we charge what we do.

    I would say $110 for me.

    The co. that quoted you $225 probably did not want the work, would take it though if you bit on the high price.
     

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