# price per acre on lawn aeration

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

1. ### Sharps_lawn&landscapingLawnSite Memberfrom TNPosts: 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. ### DooleyPyneLawnSite Memberfrom Exton PennsylvaniaPosts: 38

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

3. ### ZacksterLawnSite Memberfrom Louisville, KYPosts: 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'sLawnCareLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom Nashville, NCPosts: 1,001

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

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

5. ### ZacksterLawnSite Memberfrom Louisville, KYPosts: 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 lawnsLawnSite Senior MemberPosts: 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.

\$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. ### DooleyPyneLawnSite Memberfrom Exton PennsylvaniaPosts: 38

Thank you dave for clarifying for these people . \$21.00/1000 sq. ft.

8. ### Dave does lawnsLawnSite Senior MemberPosts: 260

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

9. ### DooleyPyneLawnSite Memberfrom Exton PennsylvaniaPosts: 38

yes. Overseed and fert included

10. ### sven1277LawnSite Senior Memberfrom Gales Ferry, CTPosts: 636

I triple the charge to mow a property.