I've been done thatching since the first week of April. yesterday I got a call from a new cutomer who wanted thatching/fertilizing. Today i did it, made about $200 for an hour 1/2 work. The guy who lives next door was getting an estimate from another LCO, who was staring at me, then cracked a smile. 1/2 hour later, the nieghbor was talking to my customer telling her that the other LCO said " should have been done in march, this guy doesn't know what he's doing.." I didn't apply cragrass fertilizer, I applied Weed/Feed like every may. I went on to tell that i was done thatching, but since she wanted it, i'm here. Sometimes guys don't want to be bothered once they're done with the clean ups and start the routine service (I don't blame them), but I think it was in this LCO's best interest to say I'm wrong, rather them saying he didn't want to do it. Is there a deadline where you shouldn't thatch? This lawn needed it. If i would have left it....... fertilizer would never get to the surface.