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lawn aeration bidding

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GrassRoots Landscaping, Apr 22, 2001.

  1. GrassRoots Landscaping

    GrassRoots Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    First, let me say that I have a nice contract with a 20 acre retirement village.

    Next, Acute Cut and I did a core aeration of the front yards and will use a hooker aerator to finish up on the backs. All together, there will be about 5 acres that will be serviced.

    Since this contract is my bread and butter, what is a more than fair price?

    Thanks for your input.

  2. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,085

    type of equipment are you using?

    How many man hours?

    How much do you charge an hour? (x manhours) = price

    If you think its unreasonable lower it some, that parts up to you.

    Do you want a fair price in your eyes for you or a fair price for the customer in their eyes for them??

    Your in business for a reason!!

    Good Luck!
  3. GrassRoots Landscaping

    GrassRoots Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    We used 2 blue bird core aerators and put in 8 man hours. For the hooker aerating I'll be using my 27 hp Exmark LC pushing a Jerico hooker aerator It's 36" wide and I'll go over it a few times to get the best coverage. Probably will put in about 20 more hours to do the back yards and park.

    I'd like a price that's somehow between looking good to me and good to them.

    Thanks again.
  4. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,085

    With those figures (using your manhours....)

    Depending on where you are and what your market will bear:

    (I've seen people charge anywhere from $25-$100 per man hour for aeration and dethaching)

    @$25 = about $750

    @$100 = about $3000

    Its really all on you. Figure out what the job costed (I know its not a word) you to complete, and then add on what you think may be fair for your profit.

    Hope this helped a bit?? !

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