How Do I Bid This? Help Please!

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Bob E G, Oct 27, 2006.

  1. Bob E G

    Bob E G LawnSite Member
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    Messages: 128

    Tomorrow, I am bidding to AERATE A TWO ACRE RESIDENTIAL lot.

    I've never done anything that large before, and don't know what to charge.

    I will be using a Bluebird 48" pulled behind a large lawn tractor. I believe it is a fairly OPEN area, but will also have my walk-behind for any tight spots.

    My guess is that it will take me 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

    What should I charge? Is there a "price per acre formula" that I could use?

    Thanks for your input!
  2. LawnRunner

    LawnRunner LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    Hey Bob:

    I think your time estimate is low and would not be suprised to see it take you five to six hours. To do aerations I use a 36" tow behind and it usually takes about an hour to do 17,000 sq. ft.

    Two acres is about 86,000 square feet and I would have to charge $300 to $400 depending on the landscape.

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