aerification pricing

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by BoHog1634, May 26, 2004.

  1. BoHog1634

    BoHog1634 LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 33

    I am curious about a couple things as far as aerification pricing:
    (this is with a normal Ryan Lawn Aire walk behind aerator)

    1 - what is the average minimum for aerification?

    2 - what is the normal rate per 1000 sq. ft for aerification?

    3 - what is the average difference in pricing between just aerification and aerification with overseeding?


    Thanks for the replies!!!

    BoHog
     
  2. lawnservice

    lawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 589

    another pricing question that may differ from one market to the next.

    we charge $10 per 1000sf to aerate- we then add an additional $50 as a service fee. So for a 10,000sf lawn- $10 X 10= $100 + $50= $150

    aeration/overseed we charge $25 per 1000sf- then add in an additional $100 as a service fee. So for 10,000sf - $25 X 10= $250 + $100 + $350.
     
  3. bayaa

    bayaa LawnSite Member
    Posts: 43

    Here the charge is about 35 to 40 for the first thousand and ten to fifteen for the next thousand.
     
  4. I sub contract my aerations out, so I can tell you what he charges.

    $45.00 up to 4,000 sq/ft, and $12.00 each 1,000 after that.

    He also charges extra if the property has underground sprinklers, so he can take the time to flag the sprinkler heads.

    For an over seed after, I would do that and I charge from $10 to $20 a 1,000 depending on the quality of seed they decide to go with.

    Hope it helps
     
  5. BoHog1634

    BoHog1634 LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 33

    Thanks for the replies, they are very helpful!!

    It seems like an over seed is charged at a rate significantly higher than just a regular aerification. I know it depends on the quality of the seed, but isn't most residential turf seed of any quality relatively inexpensive. Also, I guess I am under the impression that it just doesn't take too long to spread the seed.

    Considering this, is an Aerification AND Overseed one of the higher profit services........or am I way off??

    Thanks again
    BoHog
     
  6. TurfProSTL

    TurfProSTL LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 693

    Over-seeding with an acceptable rate of TTF will cost you $5-7 / M. Compare that to applying fertilizer and weed controls at under $1 / M. You need to charge more than your regular application charge.....

    Aeration/overseeding can be quite profitable if you bill it right.
     
  7. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,622

    Just a friendly word of advice. Its AERATION, not aerification.
     
  8. BoHog1634

    BoHog1634 LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 33

    No wonder I couldn't find anything using the Search, Thanks KenH!

    BoHog
     
  9. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,622

    I just didnt want you talking to a customer throwing around the word aerification......
     
  10. BoHog1634

    BoHog1634 LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 33

    Thanks for looking out for me!!
     

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