what do you price for lawn aereation

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by walkermt26, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. walkermt26

    walkermt26 LawnSite Member
    from Mass.
    Posts: 14

    what is a good calculation for aereating or dethatching a lawn?
     
  2. Alpha Property

    Alpha Property LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 409

    Aerate is base cut times 2
    Dethatch is base cut times 5
     
  3. krupatex

    krupatex LawnSite Member
    Posts: 22

    Is this an accurate suggestion???? BUMP!!!
     
  4. coolluv

    coolluv LawnSite Gold Member
    from Atlanta
    Posts: 3,563

    I charge 1 dollar a square ft. 2000 square ft = $2000. Or just give me a cookie and a glass of milk and I will be happy.


    Dave...
     
  5. SangerLawn

    SangerLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from indiana
    Posts: 736

    I agree with base cut x2 if you can use a pull behind aerator. If using a self propelled system I charge 3x a cut. Of course this will depend on difficulty.
     
  6. coolluv

    coolluv LawnSite Gold Member
    from Atlanta
    Posts: 3,563

    And if you use those spiked shoes, you charge base cut x 1000.

    Dave...
     
  7. SangerLawn

    SangerLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from indiana
    Posts: 736

    good point lol :laugh:
     
  8. BadRancher

    BadRancher LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,887

    Pardon my inexperience, but how do you learn how to aerate and dethatch?
     
  9. flatlander42

    flatlander42 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,239

    Rent one, take it home and go to town! *on your lawn*
     
  10. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 25,232

    ahh , the weekly " how much to charge for aerating thread"
     

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