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aerating prices

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by adamc6, Jan 27, 2002.

  1. adamc6

    adamc6 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    is the a general rule for charging to aerate a lawn. i have heard it's about double the price you charge to mow it. If you have any information, please let me know. thank you...
  2. thartz

    thartz LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 486

    See the post a little farther down this page. If you repost Plow Kid will have to shoot his dog. You'll understand what I mean if you see my post on Home Depot.
  3. leeslawncare

    leeslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 649

    I charge 10 per k.works well for me.
  4. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    $12 per K here
  5. bayaa

    bayaa LawnSite Member
    Messages: 43

    I charge about thrity five dollars for the first 1000 sq ft and about half that (17) for the next. To de-thatch i usally doble the price i would aerate a lawn for and if they had both I give a ten dollar discount.
  6. jason2

    jason2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 243

    I sure wish I could get 10$ per 1000 sq ft in my primary market. My primary market is flooded with guys who advertise $15 for a small lawn, $20 for a medium lawn, and $35 for a large lawn. I don't know what they consider a small lawn, etc.. But at any of these prices I don't bother with aeration.

    My secondary market 40 miles from the primary one is another story. I charge 3 times my cutting charge and get some work.
  7. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    $10 per 1000 sf. Sometimes I use 2.5 to 3 times a cutting price.
  8. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,810

    As you can see it varies and depends where you are and how large the props are..

    I charge $5 per K for my maintenance customers. $7.50-10 for non customers.. depending how large or whether I'm seeding also. Majority of the properties are over 44K...

    Shoot for 3 times the mow..
  9. $5/K is cheap.
    But that's what I've been charging. For my customers' lawns that are measured by the acre.
    Holes only, 2" deep x 3/4" cores.
    About 8 holes per sq ft. (two passes)

    This is also an excellent time to upsell the customer:
    Topdressing with sand, compost, etc
    Dragging (wish there was a better word)

    I'm just figuring this out myself, but I'm thinking I'd charge an added $5/K to topdress & drag smooth.

  10. Atlantic Lawn

    Atlantic Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Outer Banks NC
    Messages: 949

    Usually try to get 7-10 per k depending on the yard and difficulty.

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