Serving Residential & Commercial
- De-Thatching starting at $120 + GST
- These prices are based on an average sized yard.
- Additional charges may apply to over-sized lots.
Info & Tips:
We highly recommend that you take care of Power Raking at least once every year. Thatch is the accumulation of dead decomposing grass plants. Small amounts of thatch, in the range of 1-4 to 1-2 inch, can improve wear tolerance & surface resiliency, & reduce water loss & soil temperature fluctuations.
Thicker layers, particularly beyond an inch, often cause serious problems if not attended. Excessive thatch reduces the effectiveness of fertilizers, watering & pest controls & provides a good habitat for disease & insects.
Power Raking should only be done in mid spring (by late May) since damage is done to the lawn & there needs to be recovery time before there are extreme summer weather conditions.
We Power Rake the entire lawn area, walking back & fourth in a similar pattern to mowing (grass cutting) the lawn. This brings the excess thatch (dead dry grass) to the surface. Then we hand rake or blow all the dead grass & haul it to a disposal site. Finally we blow all debris off your sidewalks, walkways, & driveway.
The benefits of Power Raking are increased effectiveness of fertilizers, watering & pest controls. It allows you to better see & address bare spots on your lawn that need soil & seeding. It frees up more surface area on your lawn allowing new grass to grow. It last but not least promotes a thicker & healthier lawn.
Andes Contracting always goes above and beyond to meet our expectations. Always a quality and caring job. Whether it be summer or winter I highly recommend them.
Contacted Nelson at Andes Contracting about 10 days before going away on vacation for a couple of weeks hoping he could keep our walks and parking clear of snow. He agreed to do so and did an amazing job. There were 2 major snowstorms while we were gone and we came home to clear walks and could easily get to our car and drive. Andes Contracting performed very well under what were I’m sure were tough circumstances, I highly recommend them.
Andes Contracting is an excellent company. Snow removal is done promptly and to satisfaction. I had this company do my snow removal last year and was extremely satisfied and did not hesitate to hire them again this year. I would recommend them to anyone.
I saw an advertisement for Andes Contracting on Kijiji and hired them after reading several positive reviews. The reviews did not lie the service I received was very professional, my yard looks great. I liked how my emails were answered very fast. I will definitely use them again.
Andes Contracting did a good job clearing off the snow, in a prompt and courteous manner. I would recommend them to my friends.