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aeration/thatching estimate

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by gml9, Aug 19, 2004.

  1. gml9

    gml9 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 109

    What would you charge to aerate and thatch a 1/2 lot with lots of angles/beds. My price 350.00 which I have to deduct 85 for rental of these machines.
     
  2. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Posts: 793

    350.00 + 85.00 = 435.00
    Include your rental in the price

    8hr x 43.75 = 350.00
    10.62
    54.37 = 435.00

    It may only take you 5-6hrs but the price is the same:)
     
  3. gml9

    gml9 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 109

    350 includes the 85! That will only take me 2.5 hours...meaning I make 265 or so. At 435 bucks you'd never see any business!
    Good luck to you.
     
  4. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Posts: 793

    1/2 lot or half acre?

    Im not starving.

    Im getting 360 for a yard of the same size and im not aerateing
    Are you raking up and hauling the debris?
    2.5 hrs is good time to do both jobs.


    Well if you go to the rental place and pick up the thach machine
    come back and thach the yard.
    Rake up the thach and load it on your truck,then take the thacher back to the rental place and pick up the aerator,run it over the yard twice, load it on the truck and carry it back to the rental place,return to the job fine tune and get paid.

    The time needed to pick up and return equipment
    is also money.
     
  5. firststarkid

    firststarkid LawnSite Member
    Posts: 54

    I agree with coffeecraver 350 around here is not a lot of cash. especially for aerating and thatching. i could get 350 for thatching raking up the grass and leaving it at their curb. so definetly try 435-450 for that.
     
  6. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Posts: 4,900

    Don't you guy DETHATCH? All the lawns I do have the thatch all ready there, they want me to remove it by dethatching lol

    Mac
     
  7. Atlas

    Atlas LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    This may sound silly, but is a 1/2 lot 1/2 acre?
     
  8. gml9

    gml9 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 109

    Sorry I was unclear on the "1/2". I meant 1/2 acre lot which is probably not even that big. My price didn't included the pickup of the thatch. I usually have the customer do this by bagging with there mower. If I do it there is more cost...50 bucks to my 350= 400.
     
  9. scaglawnsnj

    scaglawnsnj LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Posts: 435

    i would charge 550or575 for a 1/2 acre /i charge 250 for 1000 sqr. ft. and every one sayz thats a fair price.....i have a blue bird dethather w/8hp engine and seeder box..man this machine will grind throw any soil.only use lesco products. the pay off is the greatest
     
  10. jmkr02

    jmkr02 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 262

    WOW! how much do you guy's charge for aeration? Is there anyone doing dethatching or areration in Michigan at these prices? I know the most I can get for an aeration for a yard at 2700 square feet is $45 and dethatching for $75 and that's with pickup and removal of the thatch too! and those prices are high compared to some low balloer in the area who was doing it for 25. I suspect it was to build up their client list because they posted sighns last year for 39..
     

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