Kansas City!!!!

Discussion in 'Network: Central' started by Hamons, Mar 7, 2003.

  1. Ethan51

    Ethan51 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 185

    I am asking $1100, but for lawnsite guys I'll let it go for $1000!
    Here is the craigslist ad: http://kansascity.craigslist.org/grd/4353173965.html

    Shoot me a text, and I can snap some more pictures of it to send. It has leaves on it right now, I will hopefully get around to cleaning it off tomorrow before the snow arrives.
     
  2. Above Par Lawns

    Above Par Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 512

    I was messing around on TruGreens site and saw that they are charging $220 to aerate a lawn approx 8k sq ft. That comes out to about $28 per 1000sq ft. I only aerate for a few of my clients annually but i don't charge them anywhere close to that. What do you guys think a good average price here locally is? I'm making what i need to make each time i perform the job, i just don't want to be undercutting the market. Thanks in advance and I wish the best to all this year!
     
  3. zachj265

    zachj265 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 79

    That's insane. Makes me wonder the same about my prices. Ive lost bids on aerating jobs to companies aerating yards that size for $50.
     
  4. Above Par Lawns

    Above Par Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 512

    Check out their site and see if it's similar for your area/lot size. I always thought they were some of the cheapest in town. I'm definitely not wanting to model my pricing after theirs but I just thought it was odd. I'm usually lucky to get $10 per 1000.
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  5. zachj265

    zachj265 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 79

    I entered my address based on 7500 sq.ft and they provided the following;
    TruComplete℠ Lawn Plan
    services include:
    Pre-Emergent & Targeted Weed Control • Fertilization • Aeration • Grub Prevention and Control • Overseeding
    TruComplete℠ Lawn Plan

    Annual Plan Price 1 $592.00
    Specialized Service Price 2 $283.00
    Annual Prepay Discount 3 $87.50
    Prepay Total: $787.50
    Weekly Prepay Total: $15.14

    Couldn't find price for aeration alone.
     
  6. zachj265

    zachj265 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 79

    Found it. added 1 service to your cart
    Fall Aeration
    Removes plugs to relieve compact soil and increase the flow of air, water and nutrients to the roots.

    $204.00/yr
    1 Plan price based on 7500 square foot treatable lawn area. Pricing subject to change based on actual property measurement on your initial service visit.
    2 Additional charges required for your plan.
    3 If you choose to pay a year in advance for your services, you'll receive a 10% discount on your annual TruGreen® plan. Not to be combined with or used in conjunction with any other offer or discount. Additional restrictions may apply.
    cart summary

    Fall Aeration$204.00
    Annual Plan Price 1 $204.00
    Prepay Total: $204.00
    Tax not included
    Weekly Prepay Total: $3.92
    Checkout Continue Shopping
     
  7. Above Par Lawns

    Above Par Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 512

    I bet they're aerating the lawn twice for annual price of $220. Who knows, it doesn't really matter I just wanted to make sure I wasn't low balling!
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  8. Above Par Lawns

    Above Par Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 512

    Nevermind, I read that wrong. It clearly says fall aeration.
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  9. Crimson Lawn

    Crimson Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 319

    You know, I like to aerate lawns because it is a beneficial service. After doing them for a few years, the beating and pounding, I started to charge a lot more. I did not price myself out of the market but with people buying those stand on units only charging $60 for a 7000' yard, they can have it. Plus they can turn out about 10 to 12 a day were as with a walk behind you turning maybe 6 to 7 a day. I started out at $45 per 1000' and first time rough yards I charged 25% more.
     
  10. zachj265

    zachj265 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 79

    $45 per 1k sq. ft? So you're charging $450 for a 10k sq ft yard?
     

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