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aeration pricing question

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by gthompson, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. gthompson

    gthompson LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9


    Rather than wait until next season to get going I thought this fall I might offer aeration as part of a fall package. My thoughts were aeration, 1 cut or rake (if they don't want the plugs left on the lawn), possibly fertilize and overseed.
    I called the local rental store and it is $82 CAD per day, $574 CAD per week to rent (believe they carry the BlueBird models, likely not the most desireable rig out there but if it's worthwhile I'll purchase one next season).
    Spoke to a few people at work and they are interested if the price is right.....so my question is just that! Any advice on what the "right"price is.
    They were mostly interested in the aeration.
    One lawn is .3 acre, the other is .5 acre. I'm wondering if anyone out there has a base price they use per acre just to aerate, something I can go by.
    Thank you very much in advance!!

  2. westwind

    westwind LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 444

    We charge a 150.00 minimum, if that helps.
  3. prizeprop

    prizeprop LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 822

    plugs stay on the lawn.$150-$250 mostly 1/4 - 1/2 acre approx. I think I did like 7 last year. nice profit day. I want to get a flyer out to all my regular customers this month and hopfully put together at least 3 days like this!
  4. Sweet Tater

    Sweet Tater LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,123

    I live in northeast mississippi. Lots of red clay so hard a pick ax will bounce back at ya. how would you areate ground that hard. dynomite is outta the question

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