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start up aeration

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by onebreezer, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. onebreezer

    onebreezer LawnSite Member
    Posts: 109

    I am brand new here. I operate a top dressing business. I want to start a high volume core aeration business. Any links or info on how to set that up would be appreciated.
  2. Marcos

    Marcos LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,720

    What type of soil are you working with typically around your area?
    If you have heavy clay and / or rocky soil, those greens aerators will probably be torn up before lunchtime.
    They're meant for sandy loams that are created on most golf courses.
  3. onebreezer

    onebreezer LawnSite Member
    Posts: 109

    I've been aerating the clay soil here for over a decade. I want to expand. I want to get a large volume of jobs in a tight geografic area. I plan on going door to door. Does anyone have a better way?
  4. Marcos

    Marcos LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,720

    One very successful aerator around here named their aeration company very distinct name- 'PLUGGR' with a distinguishable logo showing cores of soil on a lush lawn.
    I know he runs his company in a very tight affluent area here in the area, focusing on capitalizing on referrals in those gold-mine subdivisions.
    I also see him have direct mailings included in the mail too, as part of a coupon package that's sent out by Val-Pac.
    Val-Pac can target specific zip codes for you.
    (I happen to live in that same zip code, and I get his coupons too)

    I know the same guy has a landscape lighting and an irrigation company, under a differerent name though.
  5. turfcobob

    turfcobob LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 878

    Give me a call and we can chat 402-783-2028

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