Lawn Dethatching Costs in Winthrop Harbor, IL in 2019

Min Cost $23.00
Avg Cost $79.00
Max Cost $136.00

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Dethatching your lawn can go a long way towards making it healthier and more attractive. Hiring a lawn dethatching service in Winthrop Harbor is a smart step any time of the year. Since the job requires special equipment, safety measures and unique skills, hiring a professional service is the best way to go. Why dethatch? There are plenty of good reasons, all of which relate not just to the look of the lawn but to its general health and longevity.

Lawn Dethatching Lake County Costs

Knowing the lawn dethatching Winthrop Harbor costs is recommended before starting a lawn dethatching project. While looking at national averages can give a general idea, such numbers usually do not include factors which may affect the final price, such as local labor hourly rates, material costs and any local permits required for the Winthrop Harbor lawn dethatching project.

As our numbers show in 2019 average cost that homeowners paid for lawn maintenance in Lake county is between $23.00 and $136.00.

This Lawn Dethatching Winthrop Harbor Quote Includes:

  1. $0.00 to $0.00 per square foot material costs.
  2. Average labor costs to maintain lawns in Winthrop Harbor, Illinois.
  3. Average costs for materials and equipment for lawn dethatching in Winthrop Harbor.
  4. All project costs (surface preparation, components and machinery), and cleanup fees.

This Winthrop Harbor Lawn Dethatching Estimate Does NOT Include:

  1. Any permits required for lawn dethatching Winthrop Harbor projects.
  2. Inspection and/or Winthrop Harbor building fees.
  3. Materials and supply Lake and Illinois sales taxes.
  4. Materials and supply Winthrop Harbor sales taxes.
  5. Any general contractor fees, if used for the project. Such fees generally add another $9.48-$11.85 to the total.

For reference it may be helpful to compare the costs from surrounding towns as well:

Dethatching is one of the best ways to make sure that water can reach the soil, rather than run off the surface or evaporate before it can be absorbed. Not only does this vital lawn maintenance task lets water do its essential work, it is also the best way to maintain proper soil temperature. The job needs to be done with a special rake or with a motorized machine. Dethatching is critical for the long-term health of a lawn, and on the inexpensive end of lawn maintenance chores that homeowners commonly hire out.

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FAQ for Lawn Dethatching in Winthrop Harbor

What are the differences between dethatching vs aerating lawn in Winthrop Harbor?

Both aerating a lawn and removing thatch are critical elements of proper lawn maintenance, but they are quite different. Aeration involves removing round plugs of soil with a specialized machine in order to help oxygen get to the lower levels of the ground. Dethatching is strictly an above-ground operation that includes an intense form of raking to remove built-up organic residue on the soil's surface. It is also a necessary part of smart lawn care. The machinery is also different: dethatching uses a power-rake, which is a specialized piece of equipment that looks like a lawnmower. Aeration machines are more compact, and resemble small motors supported by wheels.

Is there a lawn dethatching service near me?

Finding a lawn dethatching service in Winthrop Harbor in simple, as long as homeowners know what to look for. It's always a good idea to ask for a free estimate and if they can provide references. If that's not an option, many people simple search for local professionals based on reputation, experience and price. One simple approach many consumers take is to speak with two or three local services, compare prices and get a feel for how responsive and trustworthy they are.

Why is dethatching necessary?

Removing thatch is a great way to cut down on lawn diseases and to rid a lawn of many kinds of harmful insects. The basic advantages of thatch removal are that it allows the soil to breathe freely, to absorb moisture from watering, to take in vital nutrients, and to accept healthy root growth. Unfortunately, too many people tend to over-water, over-fertilize or mow their lawns too often. All those things can lead to excess thatch buildup. Getting rid of thatch on a regular basis (about every two or three years), combined with a sensible mow-water-fertilize regimen, can give lawns an eternally healthy look and help them prosper even in less than ideal climatic conditions.

Top Lawn Dethatching 60096 Companies

  • Becker's Landscaping Services LLC
    Becker's Landscaping Services LLC

    3109 11th St, Winthrop Harbor IL 60096

  • Becker's Landscaping Services
    Becker's Landscaping Services

    3109 11th St, Winthrop Harbor IL 60096

  • C W Landscape Co Inc
    C W Landscape Co Inc

    42583 Berrong Ct, Winthrop Harbor IL 60096


    207 OAKDALE AVE, Winthrop Harbor IL 60096

  • North Point Power Equipment
    North Point Power Equipment

    3715 9th St, Winthrop Harbor IL 60096

  • Becker's Tree & Landscape Services
    Becker's Tree & Landscape Services

    3109 11th St, Winthrop Harbor IL 60096

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