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estimating dethaching

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by touhey33, Feb 20, 2005.

  1. touhey33

    touhey33 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 772

    How do you guys charge to dethatch a lawn, and how do you pick the thatch up after you have power raket it.
  2. scaglawnsnj

    scaglawnsnj LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Posts: 435

    I just de-thatch the lawn and then I pick up (w/b blower)the thatch. Then I seed the lawn w/ only the best seed out there(disclosed). Then I have fert guys come in. That sums it up. As far as pricing Lets say 0.15-0.20 a square foot. Then again I mite be under charging, Let me know..I do a lot of these jobs, they are one of my favorite things to do because of the excellent growth.
  3. ajmctree

    ajmctree LawnSite Member
    Posts: 68

    We dethatch alot in the spring .Between aerating and dethatching i would guess it would account for 25 to 30% of our yearly gross.
    Most of our lawns we do are from 2000 to 4000 sq/ft and we charge typically $200 to $300 depending on the yard.
    As for picking up some areas we rake to clean up but most of the time we will mow it all up with our husky riding mower and empty the bins into our 14 ft hydraulic dump trailer.

  4. touhey33

    touhey33 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 772

    Why do you seed after dethatching and aerating, usually i would tell my customer to keep lawn well watered after these services to keep lawn from drying out, but i never have reseeded after them, should i be.
  5. rosolar

    rosolar LawnSite Member
    from Mass
    Posts: 172

    ive got a jrco detatcher rake on the front of my mower. I usually charge double the cost of the mowing price.

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