what about aerating?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by adamc6, Feb 20, 2002.

  1. adamc6

    adamc6 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 50

    I was wondering about aerating prices. I know it's best to look at the lawn first, BUT Lets say I have a lawn that takes an hour for and you charge $35. Would a good rule of thumb be to take the $35 and Double it to $70 for an aeration. Please let me know. Thank you very much.

    Adam
     
  2. The beauty of aeration is you can charge by the sq ft with no problems.

    The prices I charge, I copied them from a thread that happens to have the name "Aeration Prices"!!!!

    Aeration $8.00 1000 sq/ft to 12,000
    Aeration $6.00 1000 sq/ft to 60,000
    Aeration $5.50 1000 sq/ft to 120,000
    Aeration $5.00 1000 sq/ft feet over 120,000

    This is copied and pasted from my aeration spreadsheet
    My minimum charge is $72.

    Here is the link;

    http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=24374&highlight=aeration
     
  3. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    I do mine by sf also, but a real easy way is to multipy cutting price by 3.
     
  4. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,261

    I knew somebody out there was charging a reasonable amount. Not 13-15/k. I don't know about you guys, but we had two rental businesses open up and aeration bus. kinda took a dive. Chiropractic industies rose though.LOL
     
  5. Loosestrife

    Loosestrife LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 80

    We cannot charge this way. We can have two properties with the same square footage, however, they may have entirely different proces for plugging.

    #1 may be flat and wide open, and can be done in little time with a tractor unit.
    #2 may be on a hill with lots of obstacles and requires use of a small walk unit.

    The times to complete these jobs will vary greatly, as will the equipment costs.
     
  6. LawnLad

    LawnLad LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 738

    Most of our properties are smaller - so economy of scale isn't a huge issue. I multiply the properties square footage by $.012 per square foot... and then play price theory on the number. 5500 square feet would be $66.00 by the math... I might round up or down depending on how open the property is and the access issues. So bascially it's $12.00 per 1,000. We don't get many properties over the 10,000 sq ft mark.
     

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