price per acre on lawn aeration

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Sharps_lawn&landscaping, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. Sharps_lawn&landscaping

    Sharps_lawn&landscaping LawnSite Member
    from TN
    Posts: 83

    Just wondering what some of you charge to aerate. I figure in all my materials and so forth ,but wondering if anyone has a set price per square foot or acre .
     
  2. DooleyPyne

    DooleyPyne LawnSite Member
    Posts: 38

    We are running a special for $21/sq. ft. for aeration overseed and starting fertilizer.
     
  3. Zackster

    Zackster LawnSite Member
    Posts: 35

    I'm confused.

    $21 per square foot, I have 1920 square feet in my front yard.

    21 X 1920 = $40,320

    I know that's not right, please explain!
     
  4. Nate'sLawnCare

    Nate'sLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,001

    If this is the "special" price, I'd hate to see the regular rate :dizzy:

    Maybe they meant $21 per 1000 square feet. I don't think even really expensive sod could touch that other figure.
     
  5. Zackster

    Zackster LawnSite Member
    Posts: 35

    Even at $21 per 1000 sq yrds = 21 X 1.9 = $40 bucks to aerate, over seed, and fert! Can I sub you out!

    If I have 1900 sq feet to aerate, overseed & winter fert I figure 1.9 X $49.5 = $94.00. I charge $120 dollars minimum.

    For an example, 5000 square feet I would charge $247. 5 X $49.5.
     
  6. Dave does lawns

    Dave does lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 260

    That's funny. I think there was an error the way he posted it. I price by sq ft to start and then add difficulty. funny too is the fact that my number is also 21.:confused:

    $0.021 X SQ.FT. = Starting Price + PITA = Price
    $0.021 X 1900. = 39.90 + 0 (easy) = $39.90

    I also have a minimum though of $75 - $105 depending on difficulty.
     
  7. DooleyPyne

    DooleyPyne LawnSite Member
    Posts: 38

    Thank you dave for clarifying for these people . $21.00/1000 sq. ft.
     
  8. Dave does lawns

    Dave does lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 260

    No problem, do you include the seed and fert in that price though? I am getting $0.021 for just areation.
     
  9. DooleyPyne

    DooleyPyne LawnSite Member
    Posts: 38

    yes. Overseed and fert included
     
  10. sven1277

    sven1277 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 630

    I triple the charge to mow a property.
     

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