aerating job

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by KerryB, Sep 3, 2001.

  1. KerryB

    KerryB LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 661

    Hi again,
    This time I am looking to see if I bid fairly close to what I should have for this job.
    I inspected her lawn, measured it, 32,000sqft.
    Priced job to core aerate lawn and fert. $280.00.
    Sound high or low or justttt right?
  2. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    Roughly 3/4 acre.
    Fert. @ $20 your cost
    Remaining $260 for aerating.

    Personally I would say high. That is about the same size of my property. I would not bid that high for this size. I would probably bid about $190. That is based off my property. Mine is very flat with not many obsticles. I can't see what your property looks like, so my numbers may differ.
  3. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,810

    I think you bid okay. 65hoss did not take into account labor for fert. application.

    $80-90 Fert. app.

    $190-200 Aerate = $5.95-6.25 per 1000 sq. ft.
  4. trimmasters

    trimmasters LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    Right off the price sheet I get $356.75
  5. Scraper

    Scraper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656

    $8.75/1000 sq. ft? Pretty low. I'm with trimmaster.
  6. KerryB

    KerryB LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 661

    Thanx everyone, I thought I was kinda middle to low.
    Cust told me I was outrageous and will do it themselves. You know, I hope she does it. She is selling her house and wanted to make the lawn look good quick. I was going to put iron instead of nitr. for quick greenup. But she is appli nitro herself hope she doesnt burn it up.
    Thanks for the reaasurance that I am not outrageous.
  7. That's a funny thing. One customer says a price is way to high and the next door neiborgh thinks it's just right. It's all on how the spend and make their money.

    Personaly I think the aeration price should be $128 for single pass and fert price $65 for fert. and you still made $150 in 30-45 min.

  8. Dochere

    Dochere LawnSite Member
    Messages: 137

    I get $352. $7.00 per k to aerate and $4.00 per k to fert.
  9. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,463

    one time fert no program useing a 33-5-11 (all fert)18.00 in matt.=87.00

    aeration one direction 288.00
    total 375.00
  10. Lawn DOG

    Lawn DOG LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 276

    Man my prices must be high. I'm gonna start subbing all my work out to you guys. You'll stay out of my nieghborhood. LOL:blob1:

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