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Old 04-04-2013, 11:04 AM
Kiril Kiril is offline
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Good thread, I had a call on "power raking" today. I asked them what it was they were trying to accomplish and they said, "trying to make my grass grow, I heard it was the best thing for my lawn." It turned into a fairly long conversation and I now have a new full service client. I could have just said, "yeah I'll come verticut it'll be $100." Instead they're now worth about $1600. Sometimes telling them they're wrong works out in your favor.
Curious how you determined if a verticut would be necessary/beneficial or not without being on site?

Also, this may be a regional thing, but I consider a power rake and a verticut/dethatch two different things.
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:05 PM
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Curious how you determined if a verticut would be necessary/beneficial or not without being on site?

Also, this may be a regional thing, but I consider a power rake and a verticut/dethatch two different things.
I did visit the property.
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:19 PM
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I did visit the property.
Good, as your post led me to believe it was a phone conversation.
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Old 04-05-2013, 04:07 PM
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Curious how you determined if a verticut would be necessary/beneficial or not without being on site?

Also, this may be a regional thing, but I consider a power rake and a verticut/dethatch two different things.
They are two different things, done by two different types of machines. However you can "Power Rake" turf using a machine designed to Vert-I-Cut Turf... But you cannot Vert-I-Cut with a Power Rake. Due to the type of blades used.
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