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How much would you charge?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Dunn's, Feb 24, 2007.

  1. Dunn's

    Dunn's LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,534

    How much would you all charge for dethatching a 9,300 square foot lot that has around 7,000 square feet of turf it costs us $12.00 dollars an hour to rent minuimum 2 hours usually it takes me 2-3 hrs do dethatch a lawn this size. The few times I have done it. We where thinking around $150.00 what do you all think. To high to low. W hat would you charge for similar job?

    All replies greatly appreciated.
  2. supercuts

    supercuts LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,808

    150? 12/hr rental, if it takes you 3hrs plus 1hr drive to and from rental that $48 alone. im thinking $300
  3. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,448

    Hard to believe anybody would pay $150 for dethatch:dizzy:
  4. josco

    josco LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 18

    50.00 per hour + 12.00 per hr for rental x 3 hrs. labor = 186.00. That is fair to you and them.
  5. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    The above post seems to be right on IMHO!
    If you charge $150 and it takes you 3 hours to do the job, you'll need to rent the machine for 4 hours. That means you make $102 for about 4 hours of work (once you factor in pick-up and drop-off of rental). If thats the margin you want to work for, go for it but it seems kinda cheap to me.
  6. EJD Lawnpride

    EJD Lawnpride LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 313

    I charge $24-36/1000

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