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Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by ((Just Grass)), Aug 18, 2005.
How much to charg per sf. for dethatching
i charge by the job easier to get the job
Thanks for the input
We get 12-15 dollars per thousand. This is for actual power dethatching...not running the JRCO rake over it.
$45 per k for dethatching and disposal. $85 per k for dethatching and powerseeding. $105 per k for dethatching, powerseeding, aeration.
I would price it by the job...
1. If there is 1 inch plus of thatch you will have to haul a lot of stuff off the lawn maybe multiple trips.
2. How far is it to the dump site..Gas is a factor today
3. How much is the disposal fee?
4. Dethatchin is one of those jobs where running the machine over the lawn is the cheepest and easiest part of the job. Getting rid of the stuff is the real bugger...
I have even given folks the option...I will pull the stuff up off your lawn for one price and another price if I have to pick it up and remove it. I had one guy say he would remove it as 3/4 of my price was the removal. I got back the next week to seed and he said he would never do it again as he had to make 4 trips to the landfill with crap. I coulda told him that and that is why I priced it that way..So goes thelawnbiz
if theres over 1/2 in of thatch why not sell the customer on a rip out and reseeding of the lawn. dethatching is one of the worst things you can do to a lawn. if aeration or slit seeding won't fix the problem then its time to sod cut it all and start over.
Slit seeding is basically thatching. I usually have a lot of thatch to cleanup after I slit seed. I usually try to areate first then slit seed, both directions.