Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by detailed lawn care, Sep 6, 2006.

  1. detailed lawn care

    detailed lawn care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 32

    Was dethatching my lawn this weekend and a guy stop by and wants me to bid his yard. Not real sure on how to bid dethatching, but it is something my company is looking to get into.
  2. zim bob the landscaper

    zim bob the landscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,707

    look at the lawn think how many hours u got. how much gas its gonna take and then bid it out. say 20 an hour per person. or just think a 1/2 acre $65 or $75. an acre $85 or $105. hope this helps.
  3. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,096

    How large is the property? I usually just think of what I would charge to cut the lawn and then multiply it by 2-3 depending on the size of the property. I know its not great but at least for now it works for me.
  4. DoetschOutdoor

    DoetschOutdoor LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S. IL
    Posts: 1,818

    You are only charging 2-3x more than a cut? Is that including raking and bagging up all the thatch you rake out?

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