Wish to start a simplr part-time Aeration Bsns (Advice?)

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Viking Aeration, Jun 18, 2006.

  1. Viking Aeration

    Viking Aeration LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    Hi All,

    Chris Thomson from Ontario Canada here, I have been thinking of starting up a simple small Part-time Aeration Bsns here, and was wondering if anyone had any advice on the Fol areas? ;

    1 - Will most likley use a easy transportably Plug Aerator, walk behined. I was thinking of the Plugr? Thoughts? (PS I eed to be able to buy it here in Canada)

    2 - Marketing, what have you all found to be a effective way to market this sort of service? (Flyers etc..?)

    3 - What should one charge for this type of service? (I am in the Military nd my boss showed me a flyer he got) (that's what got me thinking about doin this) it said "Full power plug lawn aeration $39? Now personally this is a price point I would believe most homs would have no problem accepting! BUT! do you all think it's to low? thoughts?

    4 - Not sure but since I'd do this on evenings and Weekends I'd say 1-3 jobs per week consistant I would consider this to be a fairly successful part-time venture? do you all agree? Or do you think one shoul be doing a lot more?

    5 - Any other advice? (the only other thing I can think of would be is; I picked this becasue this seems to be 1 very important area of lawn care tha the average person/ Family just DOSEN'T do! Its a pain, they have to rent mchn, which I can assure you 99% don't even bother) so I thought hey, with 1 machine I might fill a void?


    6 - Any other advice tips?

    thanks very much in avance!
    PS there is only 1 other "Aeration dude" in my City of 150,000. BUT there is about 25-30 listing for lawn/lanscape companies.
    Is there still room for a Aeration Dude!?

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,534

    Do people up there want aeration?
  3. Viking Aeration

    Viking Aeration LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    Don't really know? I would guess that if they see the benefits, and a great $$ point, they'd do it? (My flyer lay's it all out!)

    Would I be off base on this?

    Also the season here is Late Apr - May to about say End Sept...so yeah it'd be seasonal.

    In this fourm do many people just Aerating? you see beacause this would be part-time, there's no-way I would try to have a trailer, w/ lots of equip etc....I picked this because it seems to be area that there's really not much comp, and beig 1 guy w/ a good portable power Plugr Machine this would be ideal.

    thoughts all?
  4. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,405

    Of course they do. We do aeration thought the snow while were playing hockey don't ya know! :rolleyes: I would do more then just aerate. Ive never seen a company that JUST aerates since everyone landscaping company around here does it.


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