Had a friend come to me and ask to look at his yard and bid for just aerating. So I did. It was late, pretty dark, so I didn't measure or even get a good look at the back yard (I had a good idea of how big it was because they are all the same in this area). They are all close to 7500 sq.ft. So since I was his friend I thought I'll just charge him $40. When I said I'll do it for only $40, he said, "$40!!!! Just for aerating. Thats a bit expensive, don't you think?" I told him NO and that I actually brought the price down for him and he still wasn't pleased. So I wonder, How do the prices for this kind of work get drove down so low?!?