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Cost for overseeding & aerating

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Goodero, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. Goodero

    Goodero LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    How much should I quote to aerate? Overseed?

    THX
     
  2. mdlwn1

    mdlwn1 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,443

    lol.....No seriously...Pm me your credit card number and I will tell you for like 50 bucks
     
  3. Goodero

    Goodero LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    Not LOL - seriously, 3x's what I charge to mow? 1st year in business, bro. Have some love.
     
  4. mdlwn1

    mdlwn1 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,443

    srry man...I just dont have it in me to write a 10 page article on how to do it..
     
  5. jweiner

    jweiner LawnSite Member
    Posts: 123

    I would go more by time spent than 3x something. Also, it'll depend upon how much seed you use and the seed quality. As a rough guess, I would probably charge about 2x mowing plus the cost of the seed (since you are aerating - which is probably harder than mowing, and seeding - which is probably easier than mowing) so it sort of averages out to mowing twice and then just add the seed cost. Just my 0.02 cents
     
  6. willretire@40

    willretire@40 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from VA
    Posts: 1,387

    1/4 acre lot aerate and seed i get $140-$160. I have a pluger 850 hydro so I can aerate and seed in 30 min easy. I hate going to the door to get paid $150 and iwas only there for 30min but no one has complained yet.
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  7. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 7,053

    I get $325 to aerate, seed and fert a 1/4 acre lot. After expenses I make about $65 per hour.
     
  8. willretire@40

    willretire@40 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from VA
    Posts: 1,387

    How many lawns do you do this service on a year?
     
  9. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,844

    Just started getting into lawn renovations this season, BUT
    I just quoted 5K sq ft lawn for aerate (double pass), slit seed, and starter fert at $175.
    No guarantees - cust must water daily if no rainfall.

    I think it is a neat little niche to get into.
     
  10. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 7,053

    I only have 4 that I do.
     

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