Aeration only?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by GreenHor7, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. GreenHor7

    GreenHor7 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 131

    I am from pa and i have a lawncare business. We have done a few aeration and made decent money. I was wondering if you think i could survive by doing aeration alone. I know its a seasonal business however there seems to be a good demand. Maybe try to work as a sub for other lawn care businesses for aeration.
  2. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,956

    How 'bout trying mowing/lawn applications??? That's where the money is cuz it's not as seasonal. Snow removal is a headache with no winter vacation possible.
  3. Ric3077

    Ric3077 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,113

    Aeration only would be risky in my opinion. I do a ton of it in the spring and even more in the fall...but not everyone aerates some people could care less...but everyone needs to cut the grass. Why not add a few services...or at least add something that will feed you year round...aeration only will get you maybe 3-4 great months that's it.
  4. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,570

    Aereation is very seasonal business espically in the nothern zones. The sub idea might generate some more business. However to sustain steady business I highly doubt one service could be feasible.
  5. boats47

    boats47 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 244

    I would not try and survive just on that brother. Why not get a fert program, slice seed, overseed, Aerate, mow. If your in it, get in all the way you will make your money back in a season easy.

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