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bobbygedd
04-08-2005, 07:05 PM
do you charge for soil testing?

Mo Green
04-08-2005, 07:06 PM
Yes, I do. Do you?

DennisF
04-08-2005, 07:08 PM
Sure do. And I charge double if it's dirty!

wally world III
04-08-2005, 07:10 PM
no charge if,
they are a great customer
then, i only use Penn State Analytical Test ~~~ Turf

not standard customer, charge $ 40 / test

bobbygedd
04-08-2005, 07:13 PM
Yes, I do. Do you?
i'm asking the questions here

Mo Green
04-08-2005, 07:16 PM
i'm asking the questions here
Ohhhh, excuse me your highness. Opps, I forgot, you were stripped of that title. :laugh:

YardPro
04-08-2005, 08:20 PM
if it takes your time why would you NOT charge bobby???

and it's responses like the one above that make you a jerk

Kickin Your Grass
04-08-2005, 08:22 PM
Why do it for free?

Mo Green
04-08-2005, 08:25 PM
if it takes your time why would you NOT charge bobby???

and it's responses like the one above that make you a jerk
He's just trolling. Looking for someone to say they don't charge for it, so he can tell them how stupid they are for not charging. It's a typical booby thread. I'm sure it will end up being 8 or 9 pages long.

lawncare4u
04-08-2005, 08:28 PM
Why does it matter if someone charges for a soil test or not? :confused:

bobbygedd
04-08-2005, 08:51 PM
i'm just curious, i generally don't do a soil test unless i run into problems. but i've been thinking about , at a handsome fee, adding a mandetory soil test for each new client.

DennisF
04-08-2005, 09:04 PM
I was just kidding Bobby. If a customer needs or asks for a soil test I refer them to a chemical applicator guy that I sub-contract to on occasion. He has the equipment and expertise to diagnose lawn problems so I send him business and he sends some to me. Works out pretty good.

This St Augustine grass is susceptible to all kinds of problems (Chinch Bugs, Fungus, Brown patch) and it takes a a lot of expertise to properly diagnose and treat problems.

Mower For Less
04-09-2005, 01:04 AM
I was just kidding Bobby. If a customer needs or asks for a soil test I refer them to a chemical applicator guy that I sub-contract to on occasion. He has the equipment and expertise to diagnose lawn problems so I send him business and he sends some to me. Works out pretty good.

This St Augustine grass is susceptible to all kinds of problems (Chinch Bugs, Fungus, Brown patch) and it takes a a lot of expertise to properly diagnose and treat problems.

I sold my first soil test yesterday (yes, sold.. as in charged). Customer I picked up after Chemlawn butchered it for 2 years throwing darts at it. Customer says a soil test was never done, and he says the were always coming back, spraying, respraying, and eventually told him he was on him own. I figured after all that, a soil test was pretty much mandatory. Charged him $35.

Kevin

Duramax99
04-09-2005, 11:57 AM
We do a soil test at the begining of each year. Then we tailor are program around them. Its called Customer Service.

sildoc
04-09-2005, 10:44 PM
Yes. soil test for all new customers and at begining of every year for old clients. Charge them 10 costs me 7.95. I do all the first week and take them in on friday. I add more money to my wallet by offering them fert programs that will make there lawn look good and be healthy not just grow.

Green Pastures
04-09-2005, 10:56 PM
I absolutely charge for a soil test.

$45

I require them every other year to boot.