We all know that de-thatching has it's bad aspects but it's a fairly popular service in my area for roughly 3 weeks in the spring if that. If we have a really rainy spring demand is less. Many lawns look really dry and brown in the spring. People can't resist hand racking or messing with it. Kinda like picking a scab. Considering all this what has been your experience on offering this service? The biggest PITA factor is gathering up & hauling off all the thatch. This is why I like rototilling so much more. Till - tidy up - get paid and leave. If I do bids or estimates for this service I would take my Mantis with the dethatching attachment to test for the amount of loose thatch to haul off. This is the area I think LCOs get burned on this service. They end up hauling off 5 truck or trailer loads to the dump and loose all their profits with all the time spent driving to the dumps green pile and waiting for all the rest of the others to get out of the way. Dump runs here take a long time and it's $52 a ton to make matters worse. I honestly think the time spent sucking up all the loose thatch with my hi-Vac 21" mower or with my Quick 36 with gator blades and accelerator catcher is a mere tiny fraction of the time spent hauling to the dump. This is also a great opportunity to up sell aeration and overseeding along with my weekly mowing services. And to advertise my services with my rolling bill board enclosed trailer. Any input much appreciated!