thatching and aerating

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnkid, Mar 7, 2002.

  1. lawnkid

    lawnkid LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 935

    how much would you guys charge for aerating and thatching for a lawn aproximately 20,000 sq.ft.
  2. Ground Master

    Ground Master LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 505

    is that 20,000 "easy" square feet or 20,000 "tough" square feet? , meaning how difficult is the property?

    I charge $20 per 1000 sq ft to power rake (thats power rake area, rake up grass, mow for that finished look) plus $32 per truckload hauled away= $432. I'd estimate a 5 to 6 manhour job.

    I charge $7 per 1000 sq ft to aerate= $140.00, customer must mark sprinkler heads.
  3. $400 dethacthing

    $160 aeration

    $560 total thatch hauled away at $100 an hour to load truck.
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Jeez Louise LawnGodFather...I gotta say...I like those #'s!!!

  5. I'm only $1 more per 1000 for aeration than Ground Master.

    Same price for dethatching, but could be the same for hauling.
  6. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    We don't dethatch here much. But for aerating I would be around $200

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