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aeration overseeding price per 1,000

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by STLlawnboy, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. STLlawnboy

    STLlawnboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 97

    I am planning my aeration campaign and wondering the prices people are charging to aerate and overseed per 1,000 sq ft. Also how many lbs of seed per 1,000 sq ft are you applying.
  2. leeslawncare

    leeslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 649

    We are going for a 14 per k areation only. 25 per k seed fert ap an areation . i'am about 2 bucks lower than my fert an squit friend in my area an way lower them those tru-green assholes ... Hope this helps !!
  3. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    $32 per K for aerating and reseeding. 5 or 6 lbs. per K of seed.
  4. hickslawns

    hickslawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 130

    We are at $40 per 1000 sq ft. Pounds of seed depends on what type of seed you use. I always go a little heavy anyway. We also run a $200 minimum. Some of the small lawns are just a few thousand sq ft and you need to cover your time and equip.
  5. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,524

    That's what I wanted to see.:)
  6. lilmarvin4064

    lilmarvin4064 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 757

    $35 to $40 is typical for my area. 4 to 5 lbs. of fescue or fescue/rye. $120 minimum per stop.
  7. WINTER 3

    WINTER 3 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    I hope that you are only using this info for comparison reasons. You need to use your cost per hour + materials + profit = cost to customer. You will need to know the time per square foot of the machine that you will be using. You don't even know what is included with these other prices. You need to charge what you need to get to do this work and make a profit. Most business advisers will tell you that you will lose charging by the sf. Will you be removing the cores? Hope my rambling helps
  8. TurfProSTL

    TurfProSTL LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 693

    :rolleyes: Why would you remove cores? You doing putting greens?
  9. jrblawncare

    jrblawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 445

    I may add....if you are seeding you are hopefully going over the yard two or three times with your aerator.....this will affect your price and time.
  10. bam

    bam LawnSite Senior Member
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    Messages: 261

    For price per 1000 -

    Aerating - is this one pass or two passes and what type of machine - a standard ryan or lesco walk behind, or a fancy ride on unit.

    for seeding - is it with a slit seeder or do you just broadcast the seed?

    I would think this would make a difference in the quality of the job.

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