How long to dethatch?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dmk395, Mar 13, 2002.

  1. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 1,003

    I have an 8000 sq ft. yard....takes me an hour or so to aerate....never dethatched this customers lawn before....how long should it take me...the thatch isnt too bad but he wants it anyways.
     
  2. VLM

    VLM LawnSite Member
    Posts: 189

    It's been almost 10 yrs since I did a dethatch job, but I would guess you would atleast double your labor since you have to rake and bag the thatch. You cant just leave it like aerating plugs. I dont see why this customer wants it done though since aerating performs a similar (probably superior) function.
     
  3. SCAPEASAURUSREX

    SCAPEASAURUSREX LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 835

    How are you planning on dethatching it ??? with a walk behind mounted unit or a power rake or power comb type one ??? It would probalby take the same amount of time, maybe less to dethatch with a walk behind unit like the JRCO , but with a reg power rake, probly 3 hours or more, by the time your done blowing, raking and carting all the ca ca that comes up from the machine...
     

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