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dethatching, timing and pricing

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 3horn, Feb 28, 2001.

  1. 3horn

    3horn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    What is the best timing for dethatching. I am in colorado. Are there any processes that should precede or follow dethatching such as aerating, pre-emergent herbicide, etc. Also, do you typically hand rake to pick up or just run a mower over it to pick up the thatch.

    What are contractors normally priced at for this service?
  2. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,662

    I like to perform this service in the Spring as early as possible. While we have one or two guys running the machines depending on the size of the property, we have the others follow behind with steel tine lawn rakes. Once the thatch has been raked up and loaded onto our trucks, we will perform a mowing with catchers attached preferrably between 2-2.5 inches at this time.

    As far as pricing goes depending on the number of directions this service is performed, the price will vary from $45/m to $17/m depending on lot size.

    Hopefully this helps.

    [Edited by kutnkru on 02-28-2001 at 05:30 PM]
  3. RB

    RB LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 316

    $40 per 1,000 sq. ft.
  4. LJ lawn

    LJ lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 356

    $40 PER 1000 SQ.FT? that's pretty good scroll you're gettin' out there.is that just the thatching or is that seed too?we would be lucky to get half that price out here in jersey and that's WITH seed!

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