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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by competitiveimageland, Jun 30, 2004.

  1. competitiveimageland

    competitiveimageland LawnSite Member
    Posts: 192

    what kind of money could be made in this area with overseeding aswell and how would i charge ?
  2. Cutting_Edge_Lawns

    Cutting_Edge_Lawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 32

    You are in a different market than us, so I don't know if this will be helpful or not. In the Tulsa market, an 8,000 sq ft city lot would price between $200-250 to aerate and overseed. We don't do much aerating, but I have done extensive research on the market prices in the area, and even considered buying an aerator this spring. Too busy though.... I would think that prices would be higher in your market.
  3. competitiveimageland

    competitiveimageland LawnSite Member
    Posts: 192

    business is booming up this way and prices seem to be high for everything , this is why im trying to find out and see who is already involved with aerating and what th income is theyve made with it , was looking at the lesco 48 towbehind but ide have to pull this with my 61 bobcat ztr 25hp kawi
  4. Cutting_Edge_Lawns

    Cutting_Edge_Lawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 32

    The lawns that seemed most profitable here were the smaller yards, at least in pricing competition. We were looking at a Blue Bird Aerator, gas powered unit because of the small turf areas we would be working in. Your properties may be larger. The highest return was on properties approx 6-8,000sq ft of turf. Just what we learned about here, may not apply to new jersey.
  5. competitiveimageland

    competitiveimageland LawnSite Member
    Posts: 192

    ya, lookin at about 3/4 acre lot to 1 1/12 acre lots how to charge hourly or by job . ide have to go with a tow behind becuase im not about ready to go out in a feild makin 26 inch passes ide be there forever and it just wouldnt be cost efficient , but ive also got smaller lawns were i would be able to use a smaller machine but i dont think the people in the smaller lots are looking to spent the extra $$ to get the job done
  6. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 3,556

    charge by job... i did areation this spring and charged 75 to areate and 75 to dethatch, i didnt over seed. boy i wish i would have!!! ah well, thats what next year is for!!! live and ya learn!!!

    oh ya the lawns were about = to or > than 5000sq ft.
  7. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    Well, I live close by so I will reply to this one...I get anywhere from $30 to $35 per 1000 sq ft to aerate and overseed.

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