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How to price lawn rolling?

Lovinggreenlawns

LawnSite Member
Location
PA
Hi all,

I was asked by a customer this year to roll their lawn. I was always under the impression that you should never do this, unless you are establishing a new lawn. I was wondering how one would go about figuring out pricing for this, and if you would recommend it? Thanks!
 
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Lovinggreenlawns

LawnSite Member
Location
PA
He pretty much said it’s been a very long time since he rolled it, and that’s it. Based off of what everyone locally has been saying, I feel like I should pass on the job as everyone is saying it has zero benefits.
 

Freaky Fido

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Northeast USA
He pretty much said it’s been a very long time since he rolled it, and that’s it. Based off of what everyone locally has been saying, I feel like I should pass on the job as everyone is saying it has zero benefits.
If you had a lot of weird frost heaving or a ton of shallow rodent burrows maybe, but otherwise it's just going to compact the soil and isn't going to really smooth it out.
 

RigglePLC

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Grand Rapids MI
I estimate at 2 mph that it would take about 3 minutes per thousand sqft. At a dollar a minute (unskilled labor), plus $25 stop charge, 5,000 sqft would be 15 plus stop charge of $25=35.
If you have to sweat, then this is skilled labor and costs are more like 1.50 per minute.
Do it just to keep him happy. Personal service. Big companies will not do this sort of thing.
 


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