20 acres. please help !

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mowerpower, Jan 2, 2005.

  1. mowerpower

    mowerpower LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    I am bidding on a 20 acre soccer complex, would like some input. They only want it mowed once a week. They want us to come up with our own fertilizing program ( I was going to use a 6 step program). They also want a price for aeration. It is a clay type soil with a rye and bluegrass mixture.
  2. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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    What do you need help on ? pricing ,fert, little more info would help

  3. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
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    Also, what equipment and number of employees do you have?
  4. danslawncare

    danslawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 103

    Where in illinois are you located, i'd go help you price it if you wanted? Also, aerating this clay is a pain in the A** i'd reccomend using some other type of soil conditioner, not aeration.
  5. Tn Lawn Man

    Tn Lawn Man LawnSite Senior Member
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  6. mowerpower

    mowerpower LawnSite Member
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    I was wondwering about prices on all of services. I have (2) 60 inch mowers I will be using for the mowing. The only trimming is around goal posts and nets. I really need your opinins. Thanks in advance!
  7. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,116

    going rate around here would be about $30 per acre since it is almost all open flat area with very little trimming

    Cut $600
    fert $1600 per app
    aeration around $1000 with a pull behind or Z mounted unit
  8. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Not knowing what kind of mowers your using I can only give you my 2 cents. 75k for the yr based on your 6 steps and 2 aerations and 28 mows. Thats said with out seeing it, if its in bad shape now add 10 k to the price to get it looking good and healthy.

  9. chuckers

    chuckers LawnSite Senior Member
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    were are you located about. also i would check in to a grasshopper areator they go through clay so easy. Might be worth a look. I would say 800 for the mowing.
  10. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,675

    The cut-price sounds fair the aeration sounds unprofitable that’s only 50 dollars and acre to aerate. And the fert price has my thinking too cheap as well were talking 865,000 sq ft of lawn to fertilize that’s a lot of bags of fert.

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