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dethatching price

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by simsy71, Apr 17, 2005.

  1. simsy71

    simsy71 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 116

    No idea how tp price this. I was just going to double what would charge to cut the lawn. For example if I would charge $40 to cut lawn then $80 to dethatch. Does that sound reasonable????? Any input would be great. Thanks
  2. wally world III

    wally world III LawnSite Member
    Posts: 128

    i think you will be killing your self, @ $80/ dethatching
    dethatching ~~~~~~~~ $ 20 / k ~~ $ 25/ k

    core aeration ~ 5k == $85,
    10k == $ 150,
    then, $12/k after
  3. MacPhersonlawn

    MacPhersonlawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 170

    This would be a little high around here. I usuallly go about 2.5 times mowing cost for dethatching ($30 mowing = $75 dethatching).
  4. dkeisala

    dkeisala LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 911

    $25 per 1000. The equipment is expensive and it's a time consuming task not to mention all the debris you collect. I always tell people that they'll be amazed at how much thatch will come out of their lawn.
  5. wally world III

    wally world III LawnSite Member
    Posts: 128

    man that is the truth
    plus, i couldn't have said any better....................
  6. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    Around here, dethatching (ACTUAL dethatching,-not just raking or power raking) goes for 15 per M.
  7. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    $42 per k. power rake and dispose
  8. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,445

    here, we go by what the monthly service costs.

    if you get a $100 a month, the one time thatch should be no less then $165, and as much as $200.
    if you go by cut, it would be approximately $50? no way, that's hard work. there may be low spots that the machine didn't get good, and you have to use a rake, etc.
  9. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 485

    Well i tried to pm you but i could not is that a 78' or 79' Malibu, I'm in the process of building a 78' w/355 350 turbo and 3:42 rear anyway nice ride.
  10. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,445

    thanks. that's an '80. same thing as 78,79, but no emblems, like hood ornament. i like it plain.
    its also a 355, 350 turbo. it has a crappy 3.73 1 legger, but i need atleast 4.10, or 4.56. i have a 3400-3600 stall converter. victor jr intake ported heads/intake. solid lift cam.
    the tank is out, i'm bringing it ot have the sump welded on for the 3/8 braided lines i have running the full length of the car. its a work in progress, i'll finish someday. i'm in no rush, its safe in my garage.

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