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Old 02-19-2010, 11:55 PM
4SeasonsOutdoor 4SeasonsOutdoor is offline
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when you guys talk about overseeding do you use a special machine or just spread the seed on top with a fert spreader?
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:49 AM
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Some you guys are f*cking nuts. A good rule of thumb for dethatching and hauling off the debris is 3X what you would charge to mow that place.
I agree with Whipples5.7. I charge roughly 3X what I charge to mow. (this includes power raking and removal of debris)

Most customers agree to the price and are happy to pay for it, rather than do it themselves. 800 dollars come on!! that would get you laughed out of town!!
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Old 02-21-2010, 11:09 AM
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I agree with Whipples5.7. I charge roughly 3X what I charge to mow. (this includes power raking and removal of debris)

Most customers agree to the price and are happy to pay for it, rather than do it themselves. 800 dollars come on!! that would get you laughed out of town!!

I imagine it depends on your location. Around here 3x the price of mowing would cover the dump fees but not much else. We like to get 3x mowing for aeration only.
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Old 02-21-2010, 01:10 PM
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I imagine it depends on your location. Around here 3x the price of mowing would cover the dump fees but not much else. We like to get 3x mowing for aeration only.
OK I can see your point. but honostly how much are your dump fees in washington state? (by the way not argueing just curious... our dump fee is $5 for truck and trailer full.)
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Old 02-21-2010, 01:55 PM
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I imagine it depends on your location. Around here 3x the price of mowing would cover the dump fees but not much else. We like to get 3x mowing for aeration only.
Same thing here on dump fees. Get close with someone who has a chunk of land where you can dump. Either pay them cash or what I do is trade work for dumping. It pans out to be about 10X cheaper than going to the dump.
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Old 02-22-2010, 12:45 PM
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Its hard to figure how much to price for thatching mainly because the debris procuction is so variable. Most of our lawns are 2500 sf. yeilding between 1 and 4 yards of debris. My base price is $70 to thatch, plus labor to pick up the debris, plus dumping at $4.00 per 32 gal can put into my truck.
I suggest adding in aeration, fertilizing and over-seeding as up-sells.
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