Aeration Specials

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CutNLawns, Aug 10, 2005.

  1. CutNLawns

    CutNLawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 184

    When you guys advertise your aeration programs are you offering any specials in your ads? Putting a add together this week and just wanted to see how people were promoting it and if any discounts were offered.
  2. J Hisch

    J Hisch LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 952

    No discounts, but I just got my postcards done, signs are made, I am pushing now through October.
  3. Soupy

    Soupy LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,125

    I run a flyer that reads "Aeration $60*" then at the bottom it states that this is for up to 5,000 sq ft. and each additional 1,000 is $10. Usually I charge $12 per 1,000, but I have had a good response with this flyer.

    In the flyer I include a couple illustrations and explanations on how aeration is beneficial. I print them in grey-scale to keep cost down since it is a monthly special. The flyer has print on both sides too.
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    OMG what part of the country are you in???
    Aeration for me starts at 45 ... usually, grass-cutting fee + 10 for regulars, +15 for new / one-timers.
    But, no specials, I just don't see it.
  5. br549oicu8

    br549oicu8 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,230

    Your pricing is way low!!!! DO you rent the machine???? A good aerator is an investment that is very seasonal and demands a higher per hour price!
    We charge 3.5 times the regular mowing price with no complaints!
  6. i_plant_art

    i_plant_art LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 558

    yeah $45 is free ..... we charge at least 3 times the mowing price and in some cases even higher.
  7. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,587

    where did you get the illustrations at, ive been looking for a couple of weeks now....
  8. TScapes

    TScapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 453

    That is below a "low bid" price in my market! The going rate here ranges from $38-45 per 1000sqft. Large commercials go as low as $25-28, but $10-12/ thousand..... HELL come down here and I'll sub all the ones I can to you! payup

    That's a STEAL~
  9. Sweetwater

    Sweetwater LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66

    Our aeration always includes seeding and fert. Base price is 125.00 for skimpy residential and most average 185.00 after figuring in the jobs that exceed 225.00. The logic for 125.00 is simple: it would cost home owner more to rent machine, buy seed, fert, and then have seed, fert left over...not even mentioning these yuppies drive sedans and can't carry a lawnaire IV in trunk...pump up the price if market will bear it. Add seeding and fert to round out the service.
  10. scout279

    scout279 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 82

    Hey all, been lurking here for a while figured I would put my .02 in here. I agree that is a way low price. But over the past couple years with all the new development in topsites and my area has caused some of the aeration cost to come down. Still has not affected my pricing or the amount of work I get. I do have some small lawns that I do for $50, but they are small. Usually my starting cost is $75 and up. Have lost a few bids cause of a cheaper price although the quality of my work shows in the end. Usually figure on $10-$15 per 1000 w/ the min at $50.

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