Aerating....price check please

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jrblawncare, Aug 30, 2002.

  1. jrblawncare

    jrblawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 445

    Just want to check my prices with others to see if I'am in the ball park with aeration this fall.....using a classen TA-25 walk behind.

    single pass aeration - 8.00 per 1,000 sq. ft { minimum of 50.00 }

    double pass w/ overseed - 28.00 per 1,000 sq.ft using 4 to 6 lbs. of fescue.

    also wondering if any of you pull a drag after an help break up the cores and help with the seed to soil contact ?

  2. Westbrooklawn

    Westbrooklawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 427

    Double pass aeration
    6-7 lb fescue blend
    starter fertilizer

    $40/1000 sq. ft.
  3. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Decent prices...but I wouldn't advise pulling a drag line.

    Why take the chance of moving the seed all around while breaking up the cores?:confused:
  4. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771

    I charge $10/1000 sq.ft for slicing+seed & fertilizer+application, or simply put, $30/1000 sq ft. I am thinking about charging more this fall.

  5. KLMlawn

    KLMlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 443

    Single pass aeration = 2 cents per sq.ft. or $20 per 1000
    Seed and Starter = 1.5 - 2 cents per sq.ft. (depending on if it is Park & Athletic/Metro or Double Eagle+Blue)
    Sliciing and breaking up cores w/JRCO rake = 2 cents per sq.ft. (two passes)

    I usually quote job as a reno at $60 per thousand as listed above unless they specify otherwise.

    Add another 2 cents per if the need to be thatched prior and more if there are alot of weeds that need to be sprayed a week or so before the actual job.
    Some guys around here quote 10 cents per sq.ft. and get it ... Hey as compared to a sod job, that is a bargain. Especially when they see the great results ... if they WATER !!!

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