Aerations & Dethatching Services

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MICHPLOWER, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. MICHPLOWER

    MICHPLOWER LawnSite Member
    Messages: 98

    I was just wondering how everyone estimates these services and when does everyone typically do or offer these services. I was thinking somewhere around 2.5 - 3 times the mowing price, am I in the ball park or am I way off. Thanks in advance for any input or help
     
  2. ACA L&L

    ACA L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,102

    do you own your own equipment?
     
  3. fireman gus

    fireman gus LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 517

    We normally charge 3 times a normal mowing rate for aerating or dethatching. This has worked well for us over the years. We do our dethatching in March or early April. Aeration takes place in April or September.
     
  4. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,673

    Ditto- fireman gus. Works great for me too. I own my equitment.
     
  5. CLS LLC

    CLS LLC LawnSite Senior Member
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  6. ashgrove landscaping

    ashgrove landscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,529

    Yup. Same here. You're right on target.
     
  7. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,378

    2.5 to 3 times the mowing rate for dethatching lite or power raking...seems low to me?

    4 times the mowing rate minimum just for that for me. Way too much haul off extra work dump fee. True flail blades turf gridding dethatching needs to be considerably more due to all the haul off.
     

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