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What to charge for Lawn Rolling Job?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Miller Mowing, Mar 31, 2005.

  1. Miller Mowing

    Miller Mowing LawnSite Member
    Posts: 25

    Guys- How do I arrive at a fair price for a lawn rolling job? In 5 years of biz I actually have not done any rolling, just mowing and a lot of other extras. The yard is 1 acre mostly open, so rolling wouldnt be a real hard job. It is in a real wealthy area though, so I dont want to hurt myself, as I am fairly certain the family would expect to pay some.

    Thanks for any input,

    N.A. Miller
  2. Dstosh

    Dstosh LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 716

    What I ususally do is 2-2.5 times the mowing price. Good luck. What kind of roller are you using?
  3. Miller Mowing

    Miller Mowing LawnSite Member
    Posts: 25

    Thanks for the input Derek. The roller is nothing fancy at all, just a 42" filled with solid concrete, but it does the job fairly well I think, so I feel like family will be real pleased if I do it soon while the ground is good and soft.

    Thanks again,

  4. Soupy

    Soupy LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,125

    Be sure to sell them on Aeration too. Rolling is good for leveling mole runs etc. But is bad for the lawn also. A good Aeration afterward would be very beneficial. I would sell it as a package deal.

    If it is a open and flat lawn then I would shoot for $600.
  5. Dstosh

    Dstosh LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 716

    Yes, an areation would be beneficial. Good Luck
  6. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,112

    why would you want to compact the lawn?unless it's new sod or seed there is no reason to roll .And sure not with a roller filled with cement,I use filled 1/2 with water.why compact just to aireate?makes no sence to me

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