View Full Version : what are you fert. contractors doing about fuel prices?

09-05-2005, 10:55 PM
what are you fert. contractors doing about fuel prices?
my cutting sub. is charging me $2.00/cut starting in september.
the clients that i fertilize are staying at the same price. till 06 B]but[/B] any extras like aeration .....seeding they are going to pay more..and any new clients are getting my new price structure.

09-05-2005, 11:40 PM
This year I am not doing anything, but next year a few services will see an increase in price. Aeraton will go up for sure, I am adding an ornamental program, and standard rounds may see a slight increase depending on fert prices.

Freshcut Lawn Care
09-06-2005, 11:45 AM
We will be adding a fuel surcharge starting this Sept.

Here in Canada, gas prices jumped from .98 a litre to 1.36 a litre in 2 days.

For our American friends, the math looks something like this when converting to US Gallons.

1 US Gallon = 3.8 litres.

98 Cents a litre = $3.74 in Canadian Funds for 1 US Gallon.

Now its 1.36 a litre = $5.17 Canadian Funds for 1 US Gallon.

That's a jump of $1.43 Canadian Funds for a US Gallon in 2 days!!! :angry:

Can you Price gouging!!!

Our dollar is only worth around .83 US at this time!

Most residential customers will be charged roughly an extra $ 2.00/cut!

Hopefully, they will understand, as we shouldn't be expected to take a major hit that we no control over!