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  1. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    I'm looking into purchasing a stand on aerator. There is a lot of talk about Turfco aerators, but Im unable to find any videos or threads on the TurnAer XT-10. Anyone have experience with these? They seem like a good setup.
  2. Turf Renovation
    Is it worth renting an aerator to aerate 2-4 properties? How much do you all charge per 1000 to aerate and seed?
  3. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    What’s up everyone, just wondering what you would be at cost wise for a spring cleanup, with aeration seed and fertilizer for these size houses. 50lb bag of seed is around $200. Houses are 3-5k square feet average. Thanks!
  4. Turf Renovation
    Need advice on fixing this lawn. I did a soil test... ph is fine. Phosphorus very deficient, everything else is fine. My plan is to aggressively aerate the lawn followed by heavy overseeding. Then I am going to apply a thing layer of compost followed by more seed. Anything else I should do?
  5. Turf Renovation
    Not sure if this is in the right place. I am having trouble locating info on this. Is there a rule of thumb for distance to stay away from tree's when aerating. Thanks in advance for any help.
  6. Marketplace
    I am selling my Turfco XT5 Aerator $2000 obo. This thing is a great machine and has made me tens of thousands of dollars. The only reason I am selling it is because I moved up to a ride on aerator so that I can do my larger properties faster. I'm sure most of you guys have heard of these if not...
  7. Starting a Lawn Care Business
    Hi all - Great forum and community here. I have a full time Mon-Fri desk job. I'm 35 years old and sometimes feel like I missed my calling in life. I really love being outside and taking care of my lawn. I live in the midwest, so lawncare typically runs April 1st to October 31st. I HATE snow...
  8. Marketplace
    This Z-Plug has 180 hours. I just do not use it very much. I am the original owner. Asking $5200.00 It can aerate as fast as you can drive it. It can make you $$$.
  9. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    Hello All, We live in New York, Long Island. We are currently going to be offering Dethatching, Aeration, Overseeding & Compost dressing to our customers around the third week of September, before all the leaves start coming down. We usually get away with mowing all the way through October...
  10. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    Hello everyone! I'm a soon-to-be new LCO considering targeting a fair number of mid-sized (1.5-4 acre) commercial properties for landscape maintenance services. Some of my reasons for so doing are listed in detail in this thread, so I won't get into them here. One aspect on which I am unclear...
  11. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    The property is roughly 4k sqft of grass. It is extremely patchy and has a lot of crabgrass. The client has added sand in areas and thrown seed ontop trying to get grass to grow in July. Ive told them to watch until September/October and just let us do it correctly. They currently do not have...
  12. Business Operations
    We're thinking of offering aeration next season but we're complete novices at this point. We've had a number of clients ask for the service. If we start offering this, we'd like to buy a good machine. The problem is, we're not sure if that means a walk behind or a stander. Most of our lawns are...
  13. Turf Renovation
    Just wondering if it's completely necessary to overseed a yard after it's been aerated. I'll be adding aeration to a couple of our package deals, but I haven't been able to find any info on whether or not strictly aerating without overseeding will have any negative effects on the yard. As far as...
  14. Marketplace
    Well maintained core aerator. 6 HP Briggs engine. 26.5" aeration with, 9 holes per sq ft. Perfect condition. Asking $1,200. Located in Rochester, NY.
  15. Turf Renovation
    Hi folks, Last year was my first year, had some good success, can't wait to build on it this year. I bought an aerator last year, and it arrived around March 10th. I was behind the other companies in the area, but it worked out fine. My question is, how do you calculate when its ok to aerate...
  16. Marketplace
    Good used pull behind core aerator. I bought a rid on so no more need for this. Located in Indiana. zip 47933. 250 or best offer
  17. Landscape Maintenance
    Ok, please save all the hate, but I have a question about a potential mistake I made with fertilization and weed control. A week and a half ago, I aerated and overseeded for a fescue lawn. Today, I put some starter fertilizer on it to enhance the germination and growth. I spread it properly...
  18. Landscape Maintenance
    So, I aerated my yard then added fertilizer followed by Tall Fescue Seed. I bought some Compost & Manure. Should I add a layer on top of the seed or is this not necessary? If not, when would be a good time to add the compost? I read that compost should be added before fertilizer and seed...
  19. Turf Renovation
    Hi All, Just landed my first lawn renovation for this fall. I'm thinking about doing a aeration, seeding & top dress with compost. I'm having difficulty pricing this. don't want to go too high or too low Any basic standards out there that i can follow?? i'm in southern New Hampshire. i...
  20. Trucks, Trailers and ATV/UTV
    Been looking for a Utility Trailer for Mowing Set-Up. Also during Aeration & TopDressing season to haul our Cushman Truckster with a Pull-Type Aerator & Pull-Type TopDresser. Problem is the Aerator for the Cushman is over 7' wide. Which knocks out a lot of utility trailer manufactures. Only...
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