i know theres been some posts on this, but nobody really gave any prices. I don't do much of this stuff besides on my own lawn, i mainly just mow and do new construction but.... customer of mine wants a price for dethatching, aerating, start fertilizer, and overseeding. he wanted me to dethatch the lawn by hand back in the fall when i did his leaf clean up, but didnt understand that I wanted to charge more money to rake his whole yard by hand rather than just cleaning it up with my leaf sucker thing. (boy do i hate doing leaves) so anyways i told him it would be better to just clean up the whole yard in the spring and do everything at once ( yes i know the fall is the best time to plant seed, but besides that) so its about a 10,000 sq ft lot if my memory serves me correct and if i think about all the time and whatnot it would take to do the lot i was figuring around .16cents a square foot, materials included. so $1600, now that seems a lot to me, and I know hes not going to like it, but i've never done this for a client before. For new construction houses I put down seed, start fert, and straw all the time for .10 a sq. foot (could probably go higher). so .16 cents sq.ft. seems to make sense for the extra work of dethatching and aerating. costs materials (seed, fert, straw) $300 give or take i dont know the prices exactly yet this year. fuel, tractor time $200 total $500 $1600 - 500 = $1100 profit does this make sense to anyone? just wanted to see what other guys are getting for doing this type of service.