How to charge for De-Thatching

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by S&M Lawn Care, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. S&M Lawn Care

    S&M Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    How to you guys charge for de-thatching? I got a call today from a guy who wanted me to come. Say i just did it with rakes how much should i charge??
     
  2. matt spinniken

    matt spinniken LawnSite Senior Member
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    rent a dethatcher, I wouldnt call using just rakes dethatching.
     
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    BIG difference between raking and actual dethatching. With actual dethatching, material removal becomes the major factor. With dethatching, you will end up with literally 10 to 20x the amount of material to remove than with raking. Incidentally, around here, dethatching goes for around 15/M. This is for actual dethatching.
     
  4. Nathan Robinson

    Nathan Robinson LawnSite Senior Member
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    dethatching is one of the areas in lawncare with the highest profit margins. $80.00 per k at min.
     
  5. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    Yeah, no one around here would ever go for that. That would be $1600 for a standard half acre subdivision lot. Our renovation prices go for that.
     

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