Aeration Service - How much???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 3sons, Jun 1, 2004.

  1. 3sons

    3sons LawnSite Member
    Posts: 41

    My company is currently scheduling customer visits for aerating in the fall. How much should I charge for this service? Over seeding? I know it depends on yard size, but suggestions would really help. Thanks!!!
  2. EastProLawn

    EastProLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,110

    I usually charge 2x the price of the mowing price for that yard plus seed cost and % markup.
  3. twins_lawn_care

    twins_lawn_care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 932

    My first year I tried to go about the $10 per 1,000 sq ft I read so much about. i think that was a bit high for the area, as a lot of people commented that way. The ones I did do were very profitable, but I do think this coming fall, I will be more in the neighborhood of 2-3 times the mowing cost, to gain volume. Plus, when I break it down hourly, I'll still be making great money, as aerating has been one of the best sources of income on a per hour basis for us.

    So I'd say between 2-3 times the mowing fee, so long as your mowing fees are accurate, and the market will bear those prices in your area.
  4. 3sons

    3sons LawnSite Member
    Posts: 41

    Thanks. Good advice so far. Anyone else have any ideas?
  5. ken50

    ken50 LawnSite Member
    from tx
    Posts: 142

    Is spring and fall the only times to aerate,or can you aerate pretty much anytime? Any do's and don'ts? I have done my yard before, just wondering if there is anything special I should know?
  6. Cutters Lawn Care

    Cutters Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 314

    For aerating I charge $15 per k with a $75 minimum.
  7. JFGLN

    JFGLN LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 954

    $75 for up to 3000 sq feet, $15 for each additional 1000. We aerate spring and fall when the soil is wet.
  8. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    the prices for aeration (as posted on lawnsite) run anywhere from $7 to $15 per 1,000 sq ft.

    I personally charge $10 per 1,000 sw ft, with a $50 minimum

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