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  1. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    We've been getting emails from customers inquiring about de-thatching, and one requested power raking. Is there some type of formula people use when bidding these types of jobs? Power raking for example looks time consuming and labor intensive.
  2. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    Hello everyone, I’ve been on lawnsite for a few months now obtaining great information but this is the first post I’m creating. I’m a solo operator with about 40 residential customers. First, I need some help on how companies separate their season. For example, 1 spring start-up, 2 weekly lawn...
  3. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    Hello All, We live in New York, Long Island. We are currently going to be offering Dethatching, Aeration, Overseeding & Compost dressing to our customers around the third week of September, before all the leaves start coming down. We usually get away with mowing all the way through October...
  4. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    I have a customer who wants their entire property Dethatched + Aerated As well as their neighbor. Rental For Power Rake: $75.00 / Day Rental for Aerator: $100 / Day Estimated 2 Hours Labor for Each Property: $120/Hour = $240.00 Each House I'm having the neighbors split the rental fees. So...
  5. Turf Renovation
    I am looking for a new power rake/dethatcher. I have an older bluebird power rake and I want to find something that is significantly easier to use that will make it faster and make cleanup easier too. We typically are asked to rake up all the thatch. I am usually alone or maybe have one or...
  6. Turf Renovation
    I was just curious. I know how to do the above but I was wondering if anyone had any specific ways they prefer to do it. Or any extra helpful tips that you guys employ for any of the above. Looking for more ways to save time and produce quality. Thanks!
  7. Homeowner Assistance Forum
    I've recently converted a large hillside in my backyard to a 100% fine fescue blend (Wildflower Farm's Eco-Lawn). After battling quackgrass for the better part of the year, the fine fescue has come in very nicely. No more mowing and hardly any weeds. I was considering converting most of my yard...
  8. Turf Renovation
    Has anyone tried the dethatching kit for Toro Greensmaster ???
  9. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    hello and thanks for your time. I’ve got to bid a dethatch job much larger than I’m used to. I understand pricing is so different for everyone and their market. My real problem pertains to equipment,normally I’d go rent an 18/20” power rake. Wondering what is available for such a large yard(40k...
  10. Turf Renovation
    is it possible that dethatching yellow dry grass and plug aerating then overseeding and applying fertilizer will start to revive grass and turn green over time??? or is it best to to rototill everything out and just re seed and fert?? any tips are vert thankful
  11. Turf Renovation
    Hello everyone! I am planning on aerating and overseeding a Tall Fescue lawn and I was wondering if I should still dethatch before aerating / seeding? I read somewhere that aeration can help reduce thatch build up? is this true?
  12. Lawn Mowing
    We keep finding ways to use the Walker Mower. It has a seat, most power rakes do not. Switches back to GHS deck for vac up in about 5 minutes. We use it for overseed prep and seed incorporation as well.
  13. Turf Renovation
    I guess I'm just not getting it or I'm just too new to all of the terminology. I have always thought that a spring and maybe fall tine rake dethatching was a part of a maintenance program, kind of like cutting grass or weed/feed applications. I have always believed that power raking was the...
  14. Lawn Mowing
    So I know in some places de-thatching is not as big as it is here, however where I am from de-thatching or power raking in the spring is very popular. It brings me almost half of my residential revenue. Anyways I am just curious to know what people think of de-thatchers with bag kits on them. I...
  15. Turf Renovation
    I have one customer who wants me to dethatch their lawn . I have never done this before and I was wondering how much should I charge ? I plan on renting a dethatcher for the day and doing a few lawns. Any help or tips would be great
  16. Lawn Mowing
    so ive done my homework, mainly reading off of the old forums on this site and a few books, but i have a customer who wants me to dethatch as well as scalp his yard. around 8000 sq ft. my question is, in this situation i am buying a bluebird powerrake with a flail setup. ive read so much on...
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