Are you serious?!?!

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Ijustwantausername, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. Ijustwantausername

    Ijustwantausername LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That was the reply I received after I told a new customer my price for aeration and overseeding. I said between $250-275 as there are a lot of bare areas that will need multiple passes and extra seed, and it was between a .35-.40 acre lot.

    They also said "Back home they did aeration for $30 dollars!" I'm just thinking in my head "you're not in Kansas anymore." Around here we try to maintain high industry standards.
     
  2. Ticolawnllc

    Ticolawnllc LawnSite Senior Member
    from Wall NJ
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    Are they from Florida. When they move up to nj their the ones that always flip at my prices.
     
  3. TScapes

    TScapes LawnSite Senior Member
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    Maybe that was JUST the aeration price. There are guys in my area the run adds with an aeration of up to 10k for $30. BUT they get you on the seed and fert prices. Kinda bait and hook sales, if you ask me. I just charge $32-$38 per 1k for a/s/f
     
  4. Ticolawnllc

    Ticolawnllc LawnSite Senior Member
    from Wall NJ
    Posts: 411

    That is crazy. My aerator kills my back. How do you charge a price like thAt
     
  5. TScapes

    TScapes LawnSite Senior Member
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    What do you mean? Too high, too low? TGLC, Scotts, etc. are usually all around $40+ per 1000 sqft here all day long. So the avg yard is 10k, one bag of seed, one bag of fert ($100 for easy figuring) and your costs are around 1/3 your bill without labor. Sounds good to me!:clapping:
     
  6. bmoorefield

    bmoorefield LawnSite Member
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    For aeration you get $40 per 1000 sq. ft.?
    If my math is correct you would be getting $400 for a 10,000 sq. ft. lot and for an acre (44,000 sq. ft.) you would be getting $1760.
    Cheers to that if you get those prices. I use the Lawn solutions 24" dual hydro and I am always cheaper then Scotts and True Green but there are still signs everywhere that will do it cheaper then me. The signs are usually $99 for aerate and seed up to 10,000 sq. ft., this definitly forces me to bring my prices down to get business.
     
  7. Joshuakwhit

    Joshuakwhit LawnSite Member
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    My charge for aeration and overseeding is 45/k does not include fert. Thats regular appl. Price determined by squft. Aerations suck! But i will do doulble pass and more if needed.
     
  8. khutch

    khutch LawnSite Senior Member
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    I charge by the hour - $100 per, two guys, usually about 6 passes.
    Level 5k property would be about $75.
     
  9. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Sounds cheap in bare areas you adding straw
     
  10. TScapes

    TScapes LawnSite Senior Member
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    That's correct. I usually will adjust my price down for an acre or more, but yes, that is my price.

    $99 for a 10k lawn to seed and aerate is ******ED!! :hammerhead: Don't know what your seed prices are, but if you were to say $60 for a 50#bag, that just leaves you $39 for a job that will take you on average, an hour. So that $39 now has to cover your labor, your gas, your vehicle cost, your insurance, your tags, going to get the seed and travel to the jobsite, etc. etc. etc.! NOT worth it to me!!
     

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