Saturday Aeration Business.

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by drsogr, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. drsogr

    drsogr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,275

    I used to own a landscaping business. Last fall I got out of it, for lots of reasons. Too much time away from the family, driving all over gods green earth to give a free estimate, hording money for the winter, lack of financial stability for the wife. Anyway, I went back to the "real" world, love it, but miss the outdoors.

    So, I have been trying to rack my brain for things I can do to get outdoors when the weather is nice, but won't consume my life. My idea was buying an aerator and just doing it on Saturday's. I would give folks a price range over the phone, and basically expect them to commit. I am not going to give estimates. I am also only working in a 5 mile radius of the house. I can advertise in a small paper for 40 a month.

    Positives

    Have another toy in the garage
    Getting outdoors and dirty once a week
    No need to follow-up....when its done its done.
    Money to stash away for when the baby gets here.
    Only about 13 weeks a year in my part.

    Negatives
    Time away from the family
    What happens when its raining on Saturday?

    Do you think $70 for 7,000 sq. ft, $10 every 1000 after is reasonable?
     
  2. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 2,994

    I say go for it. Those prices seem very reasonable.
     
  3. richallseasons

    richallseasons LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 479

    is this not saying the same thing two ways, wouldnt you want to say something like $100.00 for 7,000 sq. ft, then $10.00 every 1000 after
     
  4. GreenN'Clean

    GreenN'Clean LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,512

    sounds much better
     
  5. drsogr

    drsogr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,275

    I like the sound of that too. I am going to play with the pricing a little. See what I can get.
     

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