Aeration Estimate

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by DA Quality Lawn & YS, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,322

    For all you northern LCO's out there:

    What would be your charge for Spring aeration/clean up for a suburban home on a nearly 1/2 acre lot with right about 15K sq feet of turf? I will leave the cores on the turf and will blow the sidewalks/driveway clean. Sprinkler heads WILL have to be marked on this one. Will aerate the major turf areas in two directions.

    I am going to est. $175.00. Will use a walk behind Bluebird or Ryan.

    I have aerated before, but this is my first season doing it for fee. Thus the reason I am asking - want to know if I am in the right ballpark. Thanks for everyone's input.
  2. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,322

    Bump - if anyone has thoughts...need to mail this one out tonight.
  3. grassroots lawn

    grassroots lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 84

    In this area you are looking at 2 -230 for a good aeration.That means not some young boys with the big companies flying around on the lawn..Lot of work as you know ..Good luck
  4. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,512

    i think to do 1x it will take you roughly 1 hour with a walk behind
    plus your drive time , expenses etc...

    my price for 1x core aerate on 15k (average-easy lawn)
    would be $135
    to do a 2x aerate i charge 1.5times reg cost - 202.50

    these are numbers that work for me and my business
    you will figure out where your numbers need to be
    after you start doing a few more jobs

    most of us have a very high margin for aeration, cause it sucks to do,
    hopefully we will all maintain that high margin to justify this svc and
    not cut each others balls
  5. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,201

    I just charge 4 times the mowing rate for aerating since its about 4 time the work.
  6. Rcgm

    Rcgm LawnSite Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 326

    About 230.00 dollars for a double aeration. But what do you mean by clean up? Blowing off the concrete? If yes 230.00


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