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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by detailed lawn care, Aug 28, 2006.
Just wanting to know how to price aeration jobs?
by the sqft i would charge $125.00 for a 10,000 sqft lawn
By the square footage, with a minimum
What I do is charge between 2 and 3 times the mowing rate.
We charge per 1k sqft. Depending on terrain, obstacles, location, etc. we get anywhere from $10 to $15 per 1k.
I would charge 24 per 1000sf.
No one in this state would ever pay over 500 bucks to aerate a 1/2 acre subdivision lot. We get around 10 dollars per thousand sq. ft. with a 5k minimum.
Wow that is great, We have a hard time getting $15. But at the same time our homes sell for around 1/2 of yours up there. Location Location Location!
I charge triple the mowing rate, $100 minimum.
My god what is this, no wonder I get tons of aeration jobs every year without even advertising.
I mean it don't take me but 30-40 minutes to aerate a 1/4 acre lot.
For lots under 1/2 acre, I charge grass-cut + $10, so $45 for the 1/4 acre.
50 for between 1/4-1/2, then around 60 for the 1/2 acre, 75-90 for in betweens and $120 for a full acre, it doesn't come down much because it's one piece of equipment that takes its sweet time but...
Still, price of grass-cut + $10 won't make you rich but it's a sweet, ALMOST foolproof formula (it works really good most of the time, especially if you're not sure).
One other thing: Mark sprinkler heads with flaggots.