Charge for Aeration and Overseeding

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by jegoodri, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. jegoodri

    jegoodri LawnSite Member
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    Can you all share some rules of Thumb for Aeration and Overseeding Charges?

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    We normally do three times cost of mowing for aeration. Then add seed, fert, and labor for spreading materials.
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  3. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    It will depend on what you are doing it for... but it can be done just as quickly as mowing if you're just running through to say it's done... overseeding is time and materials generally...
  4. jegoodri

    jegoodri LawnSite Member
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    So what is your advice on how to do it. I've basically run a bluebird aerator over the yard. The purpose is to provide access for air, water, etc, but also for more success during overseeding/Fall compost cover/Compost tea app. Any helpful thoughts you have are appreciated.

    On the subject of billing, I have been charging $60 for run of the mill suburban yards. The overseeding has generally been around $40 for the same space. Just wondering if I'm in the general ball park.
  5. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have a $100 minimum for each.
  6. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    What do you do for overseeding? charge $40 to run around with a broadcast spreader? or do you use a bluebird seeder?

    every price is relative to your effort and success rate... :)

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