How much do you charge to Aerate???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by twins_lawn_care, Aug 6, 2003.

  1. twins_lawn_care

    twins_lawn_care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 932

    We are just starting out this year, and want to plan on aerating in the fall to earn some money for better equipment next year. We were wondering about how much is an average price for this service?
    Say for a 1/4 acre residential?
    1/3 acre
    1/4 acre

    Or do you guys just charge by the hour?
    Just want to get an idea on what to quote, as this seems like it will be a great way to supplement our cash flow.
    Thanks again everyone,

    TWINS Lawn Care :D
     
  2. twins_lawn_care

    twins_lawn_care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 932

    sorry, meant 1/4 acre, 1/3, and 1/2.
    we are mainly on small props. right now.
    Thanks again
     
  3. Lombardi

    Lombardi LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 538

    $13/1000
     
  4. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,981

    Not enough. Getting $30 for 2ksf that's because the scrubs set it that low.
     
  5. Lombardi

    Lombardi LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 538

    Lawncare, please enlighten us with your rate. Being that you are 16, I am sure you have years of experience aerating lawns. $13/1000 is the average rate for my area. If there was such a thing as a 2k yard here, I would get $26 for about 15 minutes of work.
     
  6. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    Depends on the size of the prop, but around 10 - 12 per K sq/ft.
     
  7. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
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    Yeah, that's about the ball park.
     
  8. General Grounds

    General Grounds LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 902

    :blob3: goin rate around here is like .10 per square foot, w/o seed, and .15 w/ seed
     
  9. azturfpro

    azturfpro LawnSite Member
    from arizona
    Posts: 57

    We charge about $9.00 per thousand for small jobs . On acre plus jobs it goes down to around $7.00 . We can do a acre a hour and sometimes more . Min charge is $200.00 .
     
  10. KLM N.C.

    KLM N.C. LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    sounds like the going rate,I've always heard.Are you going 1 or 2 passes?
     

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