Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by detailed lawn care, Aug 28, 2006.

  1. detailed lawn care

    detailed lawn care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    Just wanting to know how to price aeration jobs?
  2. plantzpropertymanagement

    plantzpropertymanagement LawnSite Member
    Messages: 189

    by the sqft i would charge $125.00 for a 10,000 sqft lawn
  3. 6'7 330

    6'7 330 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,821

    By the square footage, with a minimum
  4. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,338

    What I do is charge between 2 and 3 times the mowing rate.
  5. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

    We charge per 1k sqft. Depending on terrain, obstacles, location, etc. we get anywhere from $10 to $15 per 1k.
  6. dKoester

    dKoester LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,419

    I would charge 24 per 1000sf.
  7. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    No one in this state would ever pay over 500 bucks to aerate a 1/2 acre subdivision lot. We get around 10 dollars per thousand sq. ft. with a 5k minimum.

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,534

    Wow that is great, We have a hard time getting $15. But at the same time our homes sell for around 1/2 of yours up there. Location Location Location!:)
  9. hackitdown

    hackitdown LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,660

    I charge triple the mowing rate, $100 minimum.
  10. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,652

    My god what is this, no wonder I get tons of aeration jobs every year without even advertising.

    I mean it don't take me but 30-40 minutes to aerate a 1/4 acre lot.
    For lots under 1/2 acre, I charge grass-cut + $10, so $45 for the 1/4 acre.

    50 for between 1/4-1/2, then around 60 for the 1/2 acre, 75-90 for in betweens and $120 for a full acre, it doesn't come down much because it's one piece of equipment that takes its sweet time but...

    Still, price of grass-cut + $10 won't make you rich but it's a sweet, ALMOST foolproof formula (it works really good most of the time, especially if you're not sure).

    One other thing: Mark sprinkler heads with flaggots.

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