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better investment thatcher or aerator?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by columbia, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. columbia

    columbia LawnSite Member
    Posts: 76

    There is a bluebird aerator and a bluebird thatcher on cl in my area for around the same price and i was wondering which would be a better investment. both are about $500. thanks
  2. smcunningham

    smcunningham LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 773

    If there in good shape I would get both of them....But I think the bluebird aerator would be a much wiser investment.... for me that is.

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  3. columbia

    columbia LawnSite Member
    Posts: 76

    Thats kind of what I was thinking as the aerator is quite a bit newer than the thatcher, as far as I can tell.

    BUCKEYE MOWING LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,169

    Aerator !!! sell your service twice a year ...spring and fall.
  5. FinerCutslawnCare

    FinerCutslawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,385

    aerator! I agree with buckeye mowing!
  6. columbia

    columbia LawnSite Member
    Posts: 76

    Don't people usually thatch twice a year too? Also, what would you charge to aerate a city yard, jus average price?
  7. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,853

    Ditto, aerator for sure.
  8. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,570

    Aerator. Buckeye has it pegged.
  9. mhussey

    mhussey LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 523

    Your aerator in away breaks up thatch as well. With proper mowing you should really never have to dethatch, only aerate.

    I would definitely go for the aerator, but if your budget can allow for both I would get both. However, if you will only dethatch a couple properties a year, I would only rent.
  10. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 25,390

    we charge 113.50 per irrigation zone with a minumum of $100

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