Dethatching Question

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Boersma Enterprises, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. Boersma Enterprises

    Boersma Enterprises LawnSite Member
    Posts: 6

    I maintain a very high end lawn that is irrigated. I fertilize it and it is nicer than any golf course that I have seen this summer. I mow it at 4 inches and it looks great but I need to de-thatch it. It is almost exactly an acre. I have heard that $30 per 1000 square feet is pretty standard and I have done that an even less on smaller yards. I am thinking $25 per 1000 square feet but I am worried it might be too high considering the size of the job.

    I was just curious to hear what other lawn experts feel is a fair price. The yard is pretty wide open with just a few areas around the parking lot that are smaller and would take more time. Any feed back is much appreciated. Thanks!

    Josh
     
  2. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Posts: 2,773

    Go with 3-4 times the mowing price. You'll need to cut it a lot shorter then any 4in if you want any results.
     
  3. Hansen's Lawn Care

    Hansen's Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 93

    Exactly what "orangemower" said...I usually charge 3x's what the mowing price is, but a little more is a great buffer, plus there are variables to consider. But 3-4x's is much easier to calculate as opposed to xdollars * Sq ft...Orangemower's method is easier and still accurate in my opinion, for you and your customer.
     
  4. jequigle

    jequigle LawnSite Member
    Posts: 236

    For 1 acre I would be charging around $500
     
  5. adam.neusbaum

    adam.neusbaum LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 623

    Im planning for my upcoming ad as follows:Contact 1-855-NO-THATCH for Dethatching service $229 up-to 1/4 acre.
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