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View Poll Results: Spring Clean Up- Dethatch?
Dethatch Annually for every Spring Clean Up 27 41.54%
Only Dethatch when Necessary 38 58.46%
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Old 05-22-2008, 05:13 PM
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Dethatch Annually for Spring Clean Up?

Spring Clean Ups have come and gone for me. I do Dethatching as part of every job I do for my Clean Ups. Just wanted to see who takes this same approach.
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Old 05-23-2008, 07:56 AM
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Keep in mind your doing it for 2 reasons. One is for the lawn , the other is for your checkbook.
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Keep in mind your doing it for 2 reasons. One is for the lawn , the other is for your checkbook.

Exactly. Unless it's a newer subdivision that has been built in the last 15 years, I don't de-thatch. Most of the time there is enough of a worm population that helps eat and de-compose the existing thatch. Some subdivisions around here have such poor soil, that thatch is very common.

But, it is good money too.
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Old 06-09-2008, 05:33 PM
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Spring Clean Ups have come and gone for me. I do Dethatching as part of every job I do for my Clean Ups. Just wanted to see who takes this same approach.
It's part of my spring cleaning to but I call it power raking.
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Old 06-09-2008, 06:03 PM
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It's part of my spring cleaning to but I call it power raking.
I rarely have to dethatch anything but zoysiagrass - and not 100% every year, either.
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What is an average price that you charge for dethatching. Here in Mo. I charge a minimum of $125 for an average 10,ooo sq. ft. lot. That includes disposal too.
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I do it with each clean up. It helps kick up those leaves that are stuck down from having snow on top of them for five months.
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I only do it as needed.
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Old 01-24-2009, 12:33 AM
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Most lawns (at least in my region with my type of turf) do not need dethatching. It is expensive for the homeowner and time consuming for the contractor. Annual aeration should be enough for most lawns. If you can't decide if a lawn has too much thatch, you are in no place to recommend dethatching. (this isn't directed at anyone in particular, just those that don't understand how much thatch is healthy.)
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