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prices for aeration

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DreamBig:LiveBigger, Sep 27, 2003.

  1. DreamBig:LiveBigger

    DreamBig:LiveBigger LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    Just wondering what you charge per square foot for aeration.
  2. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,925

    1 sq ft 40.00
    1000sq ft 40.00
    2000 sq ft 45.00
    3000 sq ft 50.00
    Over 3000 sq ft some where between 7.50 and 15.00 a thousand + 25.00.

    This is in my area and may vary to where you are at.

    Also do a search I belive there were many others lately.
  3. cklands

    cklands LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA
    Posts: 360

    $5-$15 per K here depending on the yard and if they are a regular customer.
  4. T.E.

    T.E. LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 799

    15.00 per 1k plus the charge for the machine. Today 10,000 sq. ft. lawn $180.00
  5. topcat

    topcat LawnSite Member
    from Bflo
    Posts: 99

    I did two small ones Friday - both with overseeding and starter fertilizer. First - 2200 sq ft - $135, second 5500 sq ft - $250
  6. chefdrp

    chefdrp LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,384

    I just started Aerating this year and just do it for 3 times what i mow for. Seems to work out fine.
  7. HarryD

    HarryD LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,069

    Damm you cant go by what these guys are getting :eek: in my area if you said $50 for 3k sq feet you would get laughed at. $6 to $7 per 1K is About the going rate in my town the market is really flooded here with guys that only aerate and drive the prices down :( plus most rental places around here rent aerators with a little trailer for $30 for 2 hours. If you guys are getting $15 for 1K more power to ya wish I could ;)
  8. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    $7-$10 per K sq ft.
  9. T.E.

    T.E. LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 799

    Harry I know prices on here are very easily to inflate. Aeration is something I don't push unless the customer is willing to pay what I need. I didn't think the customer that I did today would go for the job figuring it was to high,but they did. :)
  10. $5/k for a 5' aerator, two passes, minimum 1 acre.
    Half that for a single pass, minimum 2 acres.


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