how do you guys charge for core aeration

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by smcunningham, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. smcunningham

    smcunningham LawnSite Senior Member
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    I've read where some charge 3 times the amount they charge to mow a prop.
    Generally does everyone charge by the sq '....if so how much do you all charge.
     
  2. tjsquickcuts

    tjsquickcuts LawnSite Senior Member
    from Atlanta
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    I charge twice the amount I charge for per visit service....
     
  3. smcunningham

    smcunningham LawnSite Senior Member
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    bump.............
     
  4. Grass Happens

    Grass Happens LawnSite Senior Member
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    I also find out what it would be for a homeowner to rent the machine for a day, just so I'm not undercutting meself.
     
  5. smcunningham

    smcunningham LawnSite Senior Member
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    any other input is welcome
     
  6. Soupy

    Soupy LawnSite Gold Member
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    $15 per K. $75 minimum which means anything up to 5K then $15 per K after.

    Larger props get a price drop. I play this by ear, I'll go as low as $10 per K on the larger props that we do.

    $15 extra per K for seed. Will go as low as $12 per K on the larger props.
     
  7. smcunningham

    smcunningham LawnSite Senior Member
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    Soupy,
    Do you just use a broadcast spreader and broadcast seed over the entire prop after you aerate it ?
     
  8. Soupy

    Soupy LawnSite Gold Member
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    I use a commercial tow behind aerator so I have some advantage.

    Depending on the quality of existing turf I either Aerate and spread seed, or Aerate once seed all and aerate again, Or Aerate once Seed at half rate then Aerate again and seed again half rate.

    I almost always double aerate, and with lawns in bad shape I will Aerate up to 4 times.

    I can Aerate a lawn in about the same time it takes to cut, edge, trim, and blow.
     
  9. smcunningham

    smcunningham LawnSite Senior Member
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    Soupy,
    Thanks for the input.
    -Shane
     
  10. DiyDave

    DiyDave LawnSite Bronze Member
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    $15-20/M. If they want seed 2Xcost. Fert adds about $5/M for 18-24-12. Questions: $5/per Attitude: free:drinkup:
     

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