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Thinking of Renting an Aerator

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by hurrikanelandscaping, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. hurrikanelandscaping

    hurrikanelandscaping LawnSite Member
    from Jersey
    Posts: 76

    Was thinking about renting an aerator for the day. It is $60 for the whole day and i do not believe there is any sort of hour limit. I am going to try and advertise the service for a little bit an hopefully will have like 5 lawns to do.

    I have 2 questions. First, do you think the average customer know the benefits of aerating? Am i going to be wasting my time with this and not have any customers even be interested?

    Second, what would be a good price for me to charge? I am hoping to make a nice profit by doing this.

    Also just an FYI it is a plug aerator, a spike aerator is only $40 for the day.

  2. lawnlandscape

    lawnlandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 780

    You have to educate the customers. Most people NEVER think about doing it.

    Spike Aerating it wasting peoples money. You need to plug.

    Charge 2.5X your mowing rate.

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