Need Help With Aerating Bid

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mowingman, Oct 20, 2001.

  1. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,714

    I am bidding on a job that includes doing the aerating on 29,000 sq. ft. of turf. The only aeration job I have done to date is one small yard with a rented machine. I really don't know how to price this size job. The property is level,with few obstructions, only 16 small trees scattered across it. Owner will flag sprinklers. I am going to purchase a walkbehind aerator of some type for next season, so will be using it on this job. Any pricing suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  2. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,261

    I guess it depends on aeration prices in your area. We have guys getting $10/1000 to guys giving it away (these guys suck) It also depends on how close the cust is from rental store(most pop rental). I would try to make $75 per hour 1.5 hours labor +rental Maybe $150 to $180. Jusr a thumbnail. I don't quote over electronic media.
  3. leeslawncare

    leeslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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  4. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,662

    In our area we would be competeing against bids that would range from $200 (ours) up to the $290 mark mentioned prior.

    Good Luck!
  5. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466

    smaller say 10-17 m= 15.00 per m
  6. strickdad

    strickdad LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 544

    as the above post show... price it by the thousand..... our area will stand anywhere from 8 to 11 dollars a thousand..

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