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Old 08-10-2012, 11:59 AM
Boersma Enterprises Boersma Enterprises is offline
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Dethatching Question

I maintain a very high end lawn that is irrigated. I fertilize it and it is nicer than any golf course that I have seen this summer. I mow it at 4 inches and it looks great but I need to de-thatch it. It is almost exactly an acre. I have heard that $30 per 1000 square feet is pretty standard and I have done that an even less on smaller yards. I am thinking $25 per 1000 square feet but I am worried it might be too high considering the size of the job.

I was just curious to hear what other lawn experts feel is a fair price. The yard is pretty wide open with just a few areas around the parking lot that are smaller and would take more time. Any feed back is much appreciated. Thanks!

Josh
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:08 PM
orangemower orangemower is offline
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Go with 3-4 times the mowing price. You'll need to cut it a lot shorter then any 4in if you want any results.
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Old 08-10-2012, 03:18 PM
Hansen's Lawn Care Hansen's Lawn Care is offline
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Go with 3-4 times the mowing price. You'll need to cut it a lot shorter then any 4in if you want any results.
Exactly what "orangemower" said...I usually charge 3x's what the mowing price is, but a little more is a great buffer, plus there are variables to consider. But 3-4x's is much easier to calculate as opposed to xdollars * Sq ft...Orangemower's method is easier and still accurate in my opinion, for you and your customer.
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Old 08-10-2012, 04:30 PM
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For 1 acre I would be charging around $500
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Old 08-13-2012, 12:07 AM
adam.neusbaum adam.neusbaum is offline
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Im planning for my upcoming ad as follows:Contact 1-855-NO-THATCH for Dethatching service $229 up-to 1/4 acre.
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